In just a few days, the video above has accumulated over 11-million views, mainly due to the fact that it shows a goliath grouper fish devouring a 4-foot shark whole off Florida’s Gulf Coast. These massive fish can grow to be over 8 feet long – the largest ever caught in Florida weighed 680 pounds, which is about the weight of the world’s largest cat, the Siberian tiger. Continue reading for another video on the goliath grouper and for more information.
Here’s what Reddit user “Gimbb14” has to say about this amazing encounter: “Ran out to the reef at around 8am yesterday and wasn’t having much luck. Put out a chum block, set down some blue runners on the reef and waited. Had a 15lb goliath grouper take and brought him up, as I brought him to the boat, the monster goliath shown in the video came and tried to steal him. About 30 minutes later I had about a 5foot nurse shark take and brought him up. As I was dehooking the shark, the goliath came back and inspected but didn’t attack him. Finally, about an hour after the nurse shark, I hooked the black tip [shark] behind the boat in the chum slick, and then the hilarity in the video began.”