Yet when these two brothers came across a hammerhead in Destin, Florida, they saw it was wounded and ended up pulling it to shore. That’s when they discovered the horrifying truth regarding what actually happened to the hammerhead shark.
Here’s what they had to say after recording the rescue on video:
“We realized it had several deep sea fishing hooks in its mouth as well as steel fishing line tangled in and around its head. My brother, along with help from bystanders worked to get the hooks out and save the dying shark. My brother was able to pull the shark into deeper water until it was able to swim away safely in an attempt to avoid further injuring itself or the public. All of the distress and yelling heard in the background were caused by a natural fear from certain individuals and lack of understanding the situation as well as the behaviors of hammerhead sharks.