Wow! It's amazing (and scary) to see two very large predators that close to the seashore where people visit!
CAT-FISHED! Something you don't see every day... I don't know who is more shocked, Us or the Shark!?
|Photographer catches bobcat fishing for shark|
Photographer John Bailey was taking an evening stroll through Sebastian Inlet State Park in Vero Beach when he spotted a bobcat on the beach, staring into the water. It was apparently watching a shark in the shallows feeding on smaller fish.
The cat continued watching nature at work when all of a sudden it leapt into the water onto the shark, estimated to be about four feet in length, and dragged its catch onto the beach.
The photo he took appears to show the determined cat cat hauling the shark by the tail into the sand.
Bailey said he was shocked to see what had happened next.
The bobcat leaped into the surf and bit down on the 4 to 5-foot shark, dragged it out of the water onto the beach.
The bobcat then ran off with its soon-to-be dinner into the woods.
CBS12 showed the photograph to Florida Fish and Wildlife officials to see if it was real or a hoax.
F.W.C. officials agreed, they believe it is authentic and have no reason to believe it is not real.
David Hitzig, director of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, rescues and rehabilitates Florida bobcats. Hitzig said the incident captured on camera is a real possibility. He said Florida bobcats frequently hunt along local beaches to catch crabs and other animals all the time.