Jaws versus bare hands — a fish tale like no other as guys grab shark by the tail

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 12:31 PM.

" 'This thing is not dead,' " Jonathan yelled. "We realized we had bit off more than we could chew."

Jonathan said there were two guys down the beach pompano fishing that started looking at them like they were crazy.

Not knowing for sure if it was legal to take the shark, they rang up Florida Fish and Wildlife, and "We were told anything over 54 inches is fair game," Jonathan said.

"I got my Nike bat out of the truck and knocked her out," Jonathan said.

At some point, they discovered a roughly 40-pound Jack Crevalle chunk lodged in the shark's maw. The guys theorize that the shark may have been choking on the fish.

Once the shark was dead, it took the guys about an hour and a half to pull it from the beach to the truck.

They took it to HarborWalk Marina to weigh it, and while it was hanging on the scales it drew quite the crowd ... and lots of questions.

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