VALONA, GA (NBC) – Sharks can be menacing and dangerous, and they may be closer to us than you think.
A few weeks ago, a 16-year-old boy was hanging out at a fishing dock in South Georgia.
He was raised in a shrimping family, so he's no stranger to the water or its creatures.
But then, he saw something strange in a shallow pool of water… two bull sharks.
With help from another man, he dragged the catch of a lifetime onto the dock.
"I figured it would have been a hundred pound shark, when it came out to three hundred pound shark, phew, it was a doozy is all I could say," Noel Todd said.
The bull shark weighed 368 pounds, measuring nearly 8 and a half feet long.
The bull sharks are believed to be following shrimp boats up rivers from the Gulf of Mexico.