Then he noticed the human leg poking out of the shark's mouth. Feeling certain that the victim wasn't a mermaid or other sea creature, the fisherman turned the shark over to the Royal Bahamas Defense Force.
They cut its belly open to reveal more body parts that were clearly human - a leg, an arm and what appears to be a rib cage. There was no head. Authorities are uncertain as to whether the victim was attacked and eaten by the shark, or whether he drowned.
Although the body was partially decomposed and digested, officials concluded from the remains that the victim was a heavy-set black man.
A week earlier, a boat reported engine trouble while offshore, and hasn't been heard from since. It's thought that the victim might have been part of the crew.
Tiger sharks are voracious eaters and are considered to be the scavengers of the shark world. License plates and boat parts are among the things that have been found in their stomachs.
Boy Loses Leg In Totally Awesome Shark Attack
Jonothon Beard lost a chunk from his leg at Fingal Head beach in NSW, Australia, but survived the attack.
What can you do to avoid horrific injury if you encounter a shark? Some people think you should just punch them in the snout.
But that gets you too close to the sharp pointy parts. You can blow up the shark.
Apparently it makes them much friendlier. But you might not have the necessary equipment on hand to blow it up.
You could jump the shark like Fonzie did, and the shark will soon be cancelled.
But the best advice for avoiding sharks comes from Seb Thorne, whose father David publishes the 27b/6 blog:
"If you swim in the sea then you should always go swimming with a fat girl because sharks will go for them first."