Image Credit: David Diez via Instagram
Last week, David Diez posted a drone video he’d filmed of his girlfriend swimming with flippers and scuba gear on Instagram. Obviously enjoying their day out in beautiful West Palm Beach waters, neither of them noticed the shark in the water at first.
The footage shows a shark swimming up, Diez believing that it thought one of her fins was a fish, writing on the caption of the video, “What I think happened was that the shark confused her fins for a fish, but then as soon as it realized it was a human it quickly backed off. The poor water visibility confused the shark.”
And it certainly seems so, because once the shark gets close enough to its presumed “prey”, it notices that the fins are not any kind of tasty snack, and quickly turns away.
David had a little more to add to his caption, and a little that we can all take away from:
“This [near mistake] is how most shark attacks happen in Florida specially this time of year when sharks like the blacktip are migrating through the Florida coast following schools of fish. Sharks aren’t man eaters they’re just carnivores who make mistakes like we do.”