Huge bird catches 'shark' in new viral video
July 4, 2020 | 9 comments
The bird in the video (see below) is thought to be an osprey. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Minusig
The spectacle of a bird catching an enormous fish has been captured on film at South Carolina's Myrtle Beach.
Birds of prey are some of nature's most magnificent creatures and this one, which swooped down to grab hold of a shark-like fish that seemed way too big for it to carry, is certainly no exception.
The clip, which was posted on social media on Friday, was recorded by Kelly Burbage who was particularly keen to ask if any experts could identify the species of fish and bird.
"Eagle? Condor? Caught a shark in Myrtle Beach!" she wrote.
While many users offered possible suggestions, the general consensus is that the bird is an osprey - a large fish-eating bird of prey - however some have argued that it may in fact be something else.
The fish, meanwhile, is thought to be a ladyfish which can grow up to 3ft in length.
Whatever the case, the footage is certainly spectacular and has since racked up over 16 million views.
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