Swimmer’s ‘idiotic’ shark hug caught on camera


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The man, whose head is only centimetres from the mouth of the lemon shark, has been bagged on social media for the stunt performed while snorkelling off the Pacific island of Bora Bora recently.

The lemon shark moves gently through the water as the snorkeler, dressed in board shorts and flippers, approaches and swings himself underneath the big fish, wrapping his hands around it.

Remarkably, the shark barely reacts to the swimmer hitching a ride and continues moving slowly through the water until its passenger lets go.


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