Images of an as yet unidentified man dragging a shark onto Long Island beach in New York sparked outrage over the weekend. The record, recorded on Sunday (14th), was featured in the New York Post.
The video shows the man in shallow water before pulling a gray shark to the surface by its tail.
The animal tries to free itself and swim back into the water, but it keeps trying to drag the animal into the sand. In other photos, another bather helps the man pull the shark out of the water.
The New York Post published one of the videos, in which you can hear the screams of other bathers, terrified by the scene.
The images drew criticism on social media, with users commenting on the stance.
“Is there a reason for you to take this shark out of the water? [em seu próprio] Habitat?” one asked. “I wish the shark had bitten that guy. Leave the animals alone!” said another.
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The creature was apparently a tiger shark, a species known only from incidents involving humans when disturbed, according to the NY Post.
Recently, Smith Point Beach was the site of two shark incidents. On July 13, a 41yearold surfer was taken to a hospital after he was bitten by a fourfoot tiger shark while riding his board in the water.
According to the newspaper, the victim had a cut on his leg but survived. And on July 3, a young lifeguard was bitten in the chest and right hand by a shark estimated to be five feet long.
The lifeguard who was in the middle of a training exercise fought the animal with his bare hands before reaching shore. He was rescued and taken to the hospital.
Shark incidents on Long Island “are extremely rare,” according to local officials, but have recently increased in frequency.