9-Foot-Long Tiger Shark Captured off Coast Near Popular Australian Beach

February 13, 2016 Updated: February 13, 2016

A 9-foot-long shark was captured off the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, near a popular beach.

Australia’s 7News posted a video of the capture on its Facebook page. According to the network, the specimen was specifically a tiger shark, which are known to attack humans. The shark got entangled on a drum line and didn’t survive.

 

A huge three-metre tiger shark has been caught on a drum line on the Gold Coast. STORY: yhoo.it/1PQJvkE#7News

Posted by 7 News Queensland on Friday, February 12, 2016

The shark was found at a popular surfing and swimming beach called Snapper Rocks, a few hundred meters from surfers.

The Gold Coast Bulletin reported that 12 sharks were caught off the coast this year so far.

Tiger sharks can get to be more than 16 feet in length, and they are mainly found in temperate or tropical waters. They prey on a wide spectrum of animals, from crustaceans, fish, seals, birds, squid, turtles, as well as sea snakes and dolphins. Groups of the sharks have been observed attacking injured or ailing whales. Although it is rare for tiger sharks to attack humans, they are responsible for a large number of fatal attacks—sometimes being regarded as the most dangerous shark species.

 

Photo source: Wikipedia user Albert kok