The uploader of the video had the forethought to warn those who viewed it against making the same mistake. “PSA: please don’t make the same mistake and please keep your hands and feet in the vessel,” a caption read. The shark in question was identified as a bull shark, according to Yahoo. The species are known to travel upstream into freshwater rivers, according to the National Wildlife Federation. They’re known residents of the Florida Everglades.
Y’all gone learn to stop playing with sharks! 😭😭😭This man in Florida got dragged into the water by a shark pic.twitter.com/hNNMclFrxH — Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) June 26, 2023
The uploader of the video described the event as a terrifying experience. “Today was one of the scariest days on the water that I have ever had,” the uploader “Michael” said in a Facebook post, according to Yahoo. “The sharks are no joke inside of Everglades National Park and and the warnings about keeping your hands and feet inside of the vessel are not an exaggeration.” Michael indicated that his bitten friend “Nick” received emergency medical treatment at a hospital after being taken to shore. Nick had to be airlifted to Jackson South Medical Center, according to WPMG-TV. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Florida International University’s Heithaus Lab has investigated the role of top predators in Everglades National Park for over a decade. Bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) use the bays and upstream areas of the southwest Everglades National Park Shark River basin as a nursery. pic.twitter.com/ol9ZmJUiIj— Everglades National Park (@EvergladesNPS) July 25, 2022