With Shark Week on the Discovery Channel just ending, it's understandable that you may have the carnivorous fish on the mind and think that such a dangerous predator should be avoided at all costs.
A certain grouper clearly didn't think so.
In this video, which was featured on the front page of Reddit, we see the two fish circling each other right before the 4-foot shark gets caught on a fisherman's line.
What happens next is a big surprise.
Groupers typically have a thick, strong body and a large mouth with heavy crushing tooth plates. Their mouths and gills form a powerful sucking system to swallow prey rather than bite pieces off. They usually eat fish, octopi, and crustaceans. Some species ambush their prey, while others are active predators.
Did this video just change your mind about what terrors lurk beneath the ocean's surface?
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