Great white sharks ripped away the catches of two fishing expeditions in Cape Cod Bay this weekend.
The crazy part of the story? Both incidents involved the same captain and happened on the same day — and he caught them on video
On the first trip, a woman was reeling in a large bass when a shark bit it straight in half, leaving only the fish’s head attached to the line.
Later in the afternoon, Captain Hap Farrell was out fishing with another group when a different shark struck. This time, it decided to put on a bit of a show.
With little notice a small great white breaches the water’s surface, flapping wildly in the air as it steals yet another fish from the line.
“It’s not unusual for sharks to do that, especially great whites,” Farrell told the Boston Herald.
The captain estimates the second shark was about 9 feet long. Adult males average about 11 to 13 feet in length, while females can grow up to 21 feet.
Farrell says he’s been fishing off the Cape for four decades. He’s a member of the Rock Harbor Charter Fleet which operate out of Orleans, Massachusetts.
“I didn’t know it was going to happen, it just happened,” Farrell said, adding, “the people thought it was neat.”