It's refreshing that more shark fishermen are practicing catch and release these days, but one angler appears to have taken the practice too far.
The accompanying footage shows an angler off Lee County, Florida, who has jumped in to physically try to revive a 300-pound bull shark, which his charter group had just unhooked.
The result, thankfully, was successful as viewers can see the shark, after being given a friendly shove, swim off and disappear in the depths.
But the method? Not advisable, reckless and dangerous.Bull sharks are considered by many to be the most dangerous shark species in the world. They're responsible for dozens of unprovoked attacks on humans, some of them fatal. They possess the most powerful bite of any large shark species.
But apparently, the Florida angler felt confident that he could help the languishing shark without too much risk. Thankfully for his sake, the shark swam off and there were no painful consequences.
–Note: A similar version of this post appears at GrindTv Outdoor
–Hat tip to Shark Attack News
–Photo is a video screen grab