Wednesday, March 30, 2011

375-pound shark lands in fishing boat

Wow!!! WLFI

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) - Here's a fish story about the one that didn't get away, although the fishing boat captain may wish it had.

Jason Kresse told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it was "unreal" to see an 8-foot, 375-pound mako shark jump into his 25-foot boat and flop around for hours before dying.

A forklift was used to unload the shark Monday when the boat docked in Freeport, 55 miles south of Houston.

Kresse and two crewmen were fishing for red snapper, 50 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. He says fish guts were dumped into the water and the shark apparently went into a frenzy, launching itself into the boat.

Nobody was hurt.

The shark will be displayed at a seafood company.


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