A great white shark measuring nearly 20 feet and weighing 2,000 pounds was hauled up Sunday by commercial fishermen in the Sea of Cortez off the coast of Mexico.
The massive predator was dead when it was brought to the surface in a net deployed by fishermen named Guadalupe and Baltazar, who were treated to the surprise of a lifetime when they saw what they had captured.
“We were amazed and immediately realized that we had a huge, dead, great white shark, and then we thought what are we going to do?,” Guadalupe said in an interview with Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Sportfishing, which is located in the resort city of Cabo San Lucas.
The shark was nearly as long as their 22-foot panga, or skiff. If, in fact, it measured six meters (19.8 feet), as one report stated, it’d be one of the longest white sharks ever recorded.
The fishermen towed the behemoth two miles to the beach, where about 50 people helped drag it onto dry sand.