-- There’s always a bigger fish out there.
One man on a fishing trip in Florida thought he was reeling in a four-foot black tip shark when a grouper emerged from the deep water and snatched the shark in one bite.
“Groupers are opportunity feeders,” Baryl Martin, spokesperson at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told ABC News. “They can grow up to 800 pounds.”
“They are large predators and they eat large preys,” Martin said. “They can appear anywhere from 10 feet under the water to much deeper.”
The groupers are protected. Harvest and possession of them is strictly prohibited in Florida.
“They [groupers] are not an uncommon sight,” Martin said.