#Caturday, April 18, 2015: Bobcat captures shark on Florida beach

by 1389 on April 18, 2015

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Inquisitr has the story: Bobcat Attacks Shark: Photographer Captures Stunning Scene On Florida Beach

A lucky photographer managed to capture a startling interaction between two predators in Florida, as he spied a bobcat pouncing into the surf after a shark, before it pulled the thrashing fish out of the water.

The unusual image was captured on Monday at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Vero Beach, according to First Coast News. Photographer John Bailey was walking along the surf in the evening when he spied the bobcat intently focused on something in the water. Upon closer inspection, Bailey was able to determine that the bobcat was watching a four-foot-long shark as it preyed upon smaller fish in the shallows.

What happened next was nothing short of astonishing, according to the photographer. With little warning, the bobcat sprang into the sea, grabbing the shark in its jaws and pulling the struggling predator ashore. The bobcat’s victory was short lived, however, as Bailey believes he startled the animal, causing it to drop the shark on the sand and retreat into a nearby forest.

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1 Gramfan April 18, 2015 at 12:08 am

Impressive cat – but that’s a pretty small shark 😛

2 1389 April 25, 2015 at 9:43 am

A four-foot shark is strong enough to be dangerous prey for a cat. Bobcats aren’t all that large.

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