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Tiger shark takes on hammerhead in underwater battle to the depth

By
Ben Hooper
A tiger shark attacks a hammerhead shark off the coast of Louisiana. Screenshot: Storyful
A tiger shark attacks a hammerhead shark off the coast of Louisiana. Screenshot: Storyful

VENICE, La., July 26 (UPI) -- A Louisiana charter boat captain posted footage of an underwater shark battle between a hammerhead and a 1,000-pound tiger shark.

The video, posted to Instagram by Capt. William Wall of Pelagiac Charters, shows a 7-to-8-foot hammerhead shark near Wall's boat off Venice, La., being attacked by an even larger tiger shark.

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The tiger shark appears to take a bite out of the hammerhead, but it was unclear from the video whether it struck a killing blow.

"You don't see this everyday for sure. Tiger shark destroying this hammerhead. Tiger is in excess of 1000lbs," Wall wrote.

The video was filmed by Ryan Wilsea, who was aboard the boat with a GoPro camera. Wilsea posted a longer version of the video to YouTube.

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