A story has never before left me wanting to fist (fin?) bump a shark, but here we are – in fact, women everywhere are likely feeling a bit of solidarity at reading how “needing some space” seems to cross species lines.
A female shark at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul, Korea, bit and then consumed her male tank-mate over a 21-hour period, with video showing she started with his head and worked her way down.
CALLINGTHE WILDTiger shark female eating a male shark smaller size, the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea
“Sharks have their own territories,” said an aquarium official. “Sometimes, when they bump into each other, they bite out of astonishment.”
Perhaps, but the fact that she didn’t stop with a surprised bite and went on to, you know, eat him whole, suggests to me that she’d been suffering his presence for longer than a hot minute.
We’ve all had that guy at work who just will not give us our space no matter what hints we drop, and if he had bumped us at the exact wrong time, well… who is to say he wouldn’t have met the same fate.
Marine specialists don’t expect that the shark will be able to digest her entire meal – in fact, they guess she will throw him up at some point, which only proves to me that she was doing it out of spite.
More power to her, I say. And let that be a warning to you.
You can find it on Daily Mirror…if you have the stomach for it.