Man Wrestles Giant Shark (& Wins), but it's Super Disturbing to Watch (VIDEO)

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man wrestles sharkIf you've ever wondered what a grown man would look like wrestling a 7-foot shark you're in luck. A grown man recently wrestled a 7-foot shark in Nantucket and the entire thing is caught on tape. It's crazy. It's scary. It's just plain odd. And also, it's pissing a lot of people off. Check out the insane video and then let's discuss why it's kind of understandable why some people would be peeved at this.

Okay, I fully get the level of badassery one attains when they can say -- and show -- they wrestled a shark with their bare hands. But ... the poor shark. I know this guy threw the shark back into the ocean where he can be free (while others cook 'em up and serve 'em at their restaurants), but the shark wasn't bothering this guy. What's the big idea here? And even more disconcerting is the fact that this is a hobby for this man. Elliot Sudal has caught and released hundreds of sharks over the past eight months. Sudal said: "It's my favorite thing to do. I've been fishing my whole life. It's almost like a drug, it seems like I can't go more than a few days without fishing. The bigger the fish the better. It's a big epic battle -- after catching a big shark you can't really go back to catching five-pound fish."

Now, to be fair, Sudal fancies himself a bit of a conservationist, so perhaps this is his way of "getting his message out". But something about this video, although completely fascinating, just seems kind of off. I can't put my finger on it, but I feel like it's the part where Elliot is pulling really hard on the shark's fin in order to get him out of the water. But I could be wrong.

Do you think what this man did is cruel?

 

Image via cnnnews11/YouTube

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Shandi80 Shandi80

Sharks are animals. They attack by instinct. This guy is abusing animals for fun, how non-psychotic of him.

craft... craftycatVT

What a jacka**. Hate guys that try to look macho by abusing or manhandling animals.

Abra819, really? "Fags" WTF?? I get that you have some strong feelings here, but that was inappropriate.

Willa... Willa-wonders

Eventually the sharks will win. He'll get what's coming to him. He'll get cocky and a soared fish will impale him.

nonmember avatar Anna

I know he wasn't trying to harm the shark, but I think he's an idiot to put himself and possibly others in danger. He didn't look macho at all, he just looked like an idiot.

Dana Grimes

hope a big white takes a chunk the idiot .....he is nothing but an abuser


 

nonmember avatar Phoenix

Yeah...if he's swimming naked and wrestles away a shark attacking him while underwater...that's macho. Forcing an aquatic animal out of it's element into a situation where it has no leverage, cannot breath and is in great physical distress as a result...yeah, wrestling it then is just cruel and juvenile. I'm sure I could defeat any number of scary animals if I took away their ability to fight or breath first, too.

Dkaria Moo

Isn't this sort of thing illegal?

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