Bobcat catches shark on Florida beach

(Courtesy: John Bailey/WPLG-TV)

VERO BEACH, Fla. (WKRN) – A photographer in south Florida snapped a photo Monday of a bobcat walking along the beach with a shark in its mouth, according to WPLG-TV in Miami.

The photographer, John Bailey, said he spotted the bobcat leaping into the Atlantic Ocean and dragging the shark onshore.

“Initially, it was pretty quick,” Bailey told WPLG-TV. “Spotted it, pulled it up (and) the shark floundered for a while.”

But the bobcat didn’t feast on the shark for dinner. Bailey said he saw the bobcat drop the shark on the sand before running off.

A spokesperson for the Florida Wildlife Commission, Liz Barraco, told WPLG-TV the agency believes the picture is real.

The agency posted on its Facebook page that biologists think the shark may be an adult Atlantic Sharpnose Shark, which can grow to a little under 3 feet in length.

The FWC also joked in the Facebook post, “There are no shark fishing regulations for bobcats. Just people.”

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