I think I’ve seen enough “close encounter” videos with sharks off the shore of beaches to never even think about stepping foot into the ocean again.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing better than sitting out on the beach, blaring country music on the speaker, and pounding Busch Lights like there’s no tomorrow, but as far as actually getting in?
Nah, I’m good.
And now I can add yet another one of those “close encounter” videos to the list…
This one is straight out of Alabama, and it all went down at Orange Beach according to BroBible.
In the wild video footage, you can see a massive hammerhead shark swimming incredibly close to the shore, as it chases around a stingray.
As you can see, there are some onlookers who are dangerously close to the heart pumping scene.
Could you imagine? You’re just riding some waves, and all of a sudden you’re surrounded by a massive creature that could kill you instantly, that just so happens to be chasing the species that killed the late great Steve Erwin.
Catarena Peek and her boyfriend, Alec Deshotel were the ones who videoed the crazy encounter. They told FOX 10 that they frequently travel to Orange Beach from Texas every year, but this is one trip that they’ll never forget.
Deshotel told the outlet:
“This is the first time we have ever seen anything like this for sure. I look out of the window… and there it is.
Massive 10 to 12-foot hammerhead, whatever it is, I don’t know but it was a big one. We don’t know how big it was but it was massive.”
“There was some man down there screaming that there was a shark and I guess they finally saw the dorsal fin and they realized how close he started getting so they started jumping out of the water as fast as they could.
I just ended up videoing it and it was a really cool video so I just posted to Facebook thinking a couple hundred of my friends would find it kind of cool and then all of a sudden, I looked down at my phone and it was over 100,000 views and I was like, Oh, that’s pretty cool.”
Peek is a certified diver who has swam with sharks her whole life, and Deshotel has seen a bunch of them while deep sea fishing.
Although the intense scene was a first for them, it didn’t scare them from getting into the water.
Check it out: