Tourists visiting Myrtle Beach in South Carolina could not believe their eyes when they spotted a giant bird soaring through the air with what appeared to be a shark in its claws. The jaw-dropping scene was reportedly captured on film by Ashley White, who saw the remarkable moment from the 17th floor of the hotel where she was staying last week. In the video, a massive bird of prey can be seen clutching onto the rather sizeable denizen of the deep as it valiantly undulates in an attempt to escape the perilous predicament.
White’s footage was subsequently posted to social media and quickly went viral with many people jokingly comparing the video to something from the Sharknado film series. As one might imagine, all manner of armchair wildlife enthusiasts and genuine experts offered opinions as to the nature of the two creatures seen in the video. Based on where the footage was filmed, it was ultimately determined that the bird was most likely an osprey and the fish was either a ladyfish, which resembles a shark, or an Atlantic Spanish Mackerel.