Great white shark's body found tangled in fisherman's net

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23rd April, 2019 05:10:06 printer

Great white shark's body found tangled in fisherman's net

A fisherman was left stunned after he found a dead monster-like great white shark tangled in a net.

Greg Vella has shared terrifying photos of the beast which was caught while he was fishing in Japan.

In a Facebook post, pictures show the shark choking on a turtle with blood smeared across its jaws.

He had been fishing for tuna when he heard on the radio that the sea creature had been spotted nearby.

The next day, it was found dead tangled up in netting. According to Vella, the shark weighed 4,500 pounds (just over 2,000kg).


Since sharing the photos on social media, they have received thousands of likes and shares in just a few hours.

Greg posted: "I was out commercial 'Ken Ken' style fishing for tuna when I heard chatter on the radio that there was a white shark swimming around with a big sea turtle in is mouth.

"People started to joke about it, so I did not pay it any more attention. Then next day, it was found dead, near the bait receivers, tangled in some netting.

"The captains I interviewed who saw the mighty shark the day before, said it looked close to death, as it could not dislodge the giant turtle.


"The commercial guys were bummed as white sharks do not bother their commercial fishing, and most certainly do bother the things that eat our catch."

And while this creature looks particularly huge, the largest shark ever seen is believed to be the beast nicknamed Deep Blue.

Deep Blue is thought to be around 50 years old and measures slightly less than 20ft long.

She was seen in Mexico around four years ago and was filmed by shark conservationist Mauricio Hoyos Padilla.