Featured Image Credit:Alex Collins
Bull sharks are not known for playing nice. Luckily for this diver, he had a spear gun handy.
Excuse us while we go and monitor our heart palpitations…
Alex Collins posted the video to his YouTube channel on January 9th.
Collins commented, “Diver Kerry Daniel, 35, was spearfishing off the coast of north Queensland near the Great Barrier Reef when he recorded the moment the predator charged at him.”
Bull sharks are known as one of the most dangerous sharks in the world… and this heart pounding attack is all the proof we need.
Daniels was able to jam his spear gun into the charging shark’s mouth, which left it writhing in pain, while Daniels escaped with all of his limbs.
8 Facts About Bull Sharks
1. The bull shark is classified as number three on the list of most dangerous sharks in the world when it comes to attacks on humans.
2. Bull sharks are extremely territorial which is why the tend to exhibit such aggressive behavior. This is pretty unusual because most species of shark do not call any particular parts of the water home.
3. They are not picky when it comes to their diet and will eat whatever is readily available: other sharks, fish, turtles, sting rays, mollusks, and even birds from time to time.
4. Bull sharks use the “bump and bite” method to attack their prey. They use their body weight to bump and disorient the prey, and then make their move.
5. Females are larger than the males. Bull sharks can be up to 13 feet long and close to 1,300 pounds.
6. Besides mating season, bull sharks are loners and do not play well with others.
7. Sexual maturity is reached around 10 years old, with the female giving live birth to 4-10 pups.
8. Bull sharks have very few predators and have little to fear in the ocean. Right now their is no concern for their abundance or ability to thrive in their natural environment.