Huge great white shark 'chokes to death' on large sea turtle


Incredible pictures show a monster shark which appears to have choked to death on a giant sea turtle when it bit off more than it could chew.

Fisherman Greg Vella posted the pictures of the dead great white shark to Facebook on Friday, whose eyes were apparently bigger than its stomach.

The grim pictures show the lifeless body of the shark, with the turtle trapped in its blood-covered teeth.

WARNING - DISTURBING CONTENT: Incredible pictures show a monster shark, believed to have choked to death on a giant sea turtle. Source: Greg Vella/Facebook

The shark, which the fisherman said weighed 2,000 kilograms, was found caught up in netting in the Pacific Ocean, off Japan.

The discovery came a day after Mr Vella "heard chatter" on his radio about a great white shark swimming around with a giant sea turtle in is mouth.

"People started to joke about it, so I did not pay it any more attention," he wrote.

"Then next day, it was found dead, near the bait receivers, tangled in some netting.

The shark was found caught up in netting in the Pacific Ocean, off Japan, with a sea turtle trapped in its teeth.

"The captains I interviewed who saw the mighty shark the day before, said it looked close to death, as it could not dislodge the giant turtle," he added.

This 2,000kg shark apparently bit off more than it could chew.

"The commercial guys were bummed, as white sharks do not bother their commercial fishing, and most certainly do bother the things that eat our catch."

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After sharing the grisly pictures Mr Vella said his phone "was blowing up with notifications".

His post generated more than 5,000 likes, 6,000 shares, and more than 100 friend requests in two days.

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