Monday, November 18, 2013

Video: Great White Grabs Seabird & Then Spits It Out

Great white grabs seabird
It's a given that when you go on a great white cage dive you pretty much expect seeing whitey going after the yummies at the end of the bait line. What you don't normally expect to see is the same shark chomping down on something living.

Divers on a cage dive with Calyspo Star Charters out of Port Lincoln, South Australia got a bit of a surprise the other day when a great white bypassed the baited fish line and instead grabbed a seabird that was opportunistically chowing down on surface scraps (8 second mark).

Although seabirds are occasionally part of a white pointers diet, this shark obviously wasn't in the mood for a feathered meal as it spit out the bird just a few seconds later.  But unfortunately for the bird, the damage was already done.

Video is 23 seconds in length and was posted by rebecca baty.
Photo is a video screenshot.