Family terrified after huge shark swims in their back garden

Roshina Jowaheer



Residents in Florida are terrified by their new neighbour - a huge bull shark spotted swimming close to their waterfront home.

The nine-foot shark was filmed swimming close to the edge of their lawn and just metres from their garden seating.

The footage was shot in Bonita Springs.

Speaking to NBC-2, angry residents blame fishermen who are throwing bait into the water, causing the sharks to return.

Now they are asking the city to get involved and ban fishing, making it a swimming only area.

Last month, a family caught footage of a large shark right at the shoreline of Bonita Beach.

They were cooling off in the sea when they spotted what they first thought was a dolphin.

They soon realised it was actually a rather big shark and jumped out of the water immediately.

Kristy Storm, who was visiting Bonita Beach with her family, said: "That is a big shark.

"I would not want to be out there and that is why I don't go out there; I visit from the chair."

Over just two weeks, a boat captain with Bonita Springs Fishing said he had seen dozens of sharks in the water, and had caught and released around 10 that were 5ft to 7ft long.



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