Tiger shark released from net

A tiger shark has been released from a shark net in South Africa.

The shark was attempting to feed on a humpback whale carcass that had become entangled in the net.  As the shark was feeding it too became trapped in the net and would have suffocated if it had not been released.

Once the shark was cut free it appeared to glide to the bottom, but there was some tale movement, so it may have lived.

Shark nets are controversial as the often catch sea turtles, nurse sharks and other docile sea creatures.

Just this week a baby humpback had to be rescued in Australia when it became entangled in shark net.

In addition sharks can swim through holes in the net which defeats the purpose of having the nets.

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