Wild things happen a lot, but things are just getting worse.
A video that is viral on social media right now shows a massive ruthless bird soaring above a south Carolina beach while holding a shark-like fish.
Well, okay I’m out things are getting wild.
The video was shared on Twitter by @trackingsharks with the caption of: “Anyone know what type of bird this is and is it holding a shark?”
— Tracking Sharks (@trackingsharks) June 30, 2020
Experts on social media later determined that the shark-like fish that the bird was holding was not a shark, rather it was a ladyfish.
Ladyfishes are capable of growing up to 3 feet long with sharp teeth and a dorsal fin, which makes them look like baby sharks from afar.
David Barret, a birdwatcher that runs the Manhattan Bird Alert, a social media account, said that the bird in the video looks like an osprey.