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Hero Fishermen SAVE Sea Turtle Right from Jaws of Tiger Shark in Bahamas

Fishermen rescued a turtle from the grip of a tiger shark after it tried to climb aboard their boat to safety. 

Kai Survance, from Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas, and his friend were sailing off the coast of Abaco when they came across the predator chasing the turtle in the water. 

They filmed the hair-raising encounter as the tiger shark grabs hold of the large turtle’s back limbs and locks onto it with its razor sharp jaws. 

A green sea turtle tries to escape a tiger shark in the Bahamas.
A green sea turtle tries to get away from the jaws of a tiger shark. Source: TikTok/ Kai Owen Fishing Inc

The fishermen shout out in shock as the turtle is attacked by the predator. 

Suddenly the desperate turtle begins clambering onto the back of their small boat as they shout: ‘No, no way. That poor turtle.’

The creature some how manages to wriggle away from the tiger shark’s grip and the men make it their mission to rescue it. 

Somehow the turtle manages to escape the jaws of the shark as it tries to climb aboard the fishermen's boat

They pull it out of the water and then releasing it a few miles away once the shark has disappeared. 

Kai, a keen fisherman who shares videos of his adventures in the Bahamas on Youtube, and his friend first thought the shark was a big marlin fish when they spotted it on November 22. 

Both marlin and tiger sharks can reach lengths of 14ft when fully grown. 

A green sea turtle tries to escape a tiger shark in the Bahamas.
The turtle approaches the back of a boat. Source: TikTok/ Kai Owen Fishing Inc

Kai posts clips ranging from spearfishing to deep sea fishing and described the latest scene in his video as ‘crazy hot action’.  

People echoed his sentiment after viewing the turtle’s escape from the beast.

“That was awesome,” one woman wrote.

Kai Survance, from Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas, and his friend witnessed a tiger shark locking its sharp jaws around a turtle off the coast Abaco

“So, glad y’all saved that beautiful turtle.”

Others called the footage “wild” and “epic”. “That’s a lucky turtle,” one man wrote.

However, some people questioned whether the men should have saved the turtle. “Basically starved a shark of a meal,” one man wrote.

“Imagine you order your next meal at a restaurant and just as ur about to chow down some random comes and takes the plate away.”

Green sea turtles are an endangered species.

According to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, this is due to “over-harvesting of their eggs, hunting of adults, being caught in fishing gear and loss of nesting beach sites”.

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