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Greenland Shark Saved From Death by Choking

Nov 22 2013, 3:50am CST | by , in News | Other Stuff

Greenland Shark Saved From Death by Choking
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A Greenland shark was saved by two men from choking to death on some moose hide in the nick of time. It was thanks to these two brave and thoughtful men that the shark was rescued from imminent death by asphyxiation.

A strange incident happened over the past weekend. Off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, a shark was found choking on its own dinner. A large moose hide was stuck up its throat. As the shark lay panting, a man who thought it was a beached whale hurriedly approached to investigate the scene. 

Upon closer inventory he saw that it was a large shark. The dimensions of the creature were 2.5 meters long and it weighed about 115 kilograms. The moose hide which it had virtually swallowed whole was two feet long and it was protruding from the fearsome shark’s mouth. 

Soon another man who was nearby came to help. All it took was a bit of tugging and out came the bolus. Then the two set about in the rehabilitation efforts. They used a rope to haul the massive creature to sea. Then they allowed it to recuperate for a while. After a few minutes it started taking in gulps of air through its gills. Then it took to the waters. 

Greenland Sharks are bottom dwellers who rarely come to the Newfoundland coast. They feed on fish and go for long periods of time without food. Thus the starving monsters feed like crazy on anything from polar bears to reindeers when they do somehow manage to approach the shore. This specimen had choked on a moose hide left by some hunter. After it left for its home in the ocean the crowd gathered around the occurrence clapped in joy. 

Source: CBC News

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