A real-life Jaws incident near Reunion Island occurred recently when a routine dissection of a tiger shark revealed human remains inside the fish’s stomach.
Jaws is one of those movies that is guaranteed to terrify audiences. We all know the story. A Great White shark goes on a killing rampage decimating unsuspecting swimmers in the seaside town of Amity Island.
Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece ruled the box office in 1975. The chances of a shark actually targeting people is absurd, right? Maybe not…
According to Express UK, if you are planning to go to Reunion Island anytime soon for a little rest and relaxation, you may want to cancel your plans. Recently, a tiger shark that was caught off Saint-Leu underwent a dissection which is routine for a preventive fishing program that they have in place there. Much to the dismay of the personnel conducting the operation, human remains were found inside the fish’s stomach!
They are thought to be the limbs of a kayaker who was reported missing on December 12. Apparently, jewelry was also found inside the shark as well and relatives of the supposed victim identified the pieces as belonging to the 70-year-old kayaker.
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Right now, it is hard to determine the timing of the shark attack and whether or not the person was bitten before or postmortem. The same scenario occurred in the Bahamas. Another tiger shark was dissected and a right leg, torso and two arms were found in its belly.
The Florida Museum which maintains the International Shark Attack file has statistics which show that shark attacks usually do not end in death and most are unprovoked. However, swimmers, surfers and snorkelers have been cited as being the most frequently injured parties.
A word of caution. Make sure you are vigilant when enjoying yourself in the ocean because you never know what could be swimming next to you…
Do you believe sharks deliberately attack people like in the movie, Jaws? Let us know in the comments.