Fishermen rescue turtle from jaws of huge shark in heart-stopping encounter

Two fishermen have saved a sea turtle from a tiger shark after spotting the predator trying to swallow the creature whole.

Kai Survance and his friend were out fishing near Abaco in The Bahamas when they witnessed a loggerhead turtle fighting against an apex predator.

Footage shared on their social media page, kaiowenfishinginc, shows the close-up action as the hungry shark bites on the sea turtle from behind.

The tiger shark thrashes its prey around in the water and pushes it towards Kai's fishing boat.

The hard-shelled turtle is seen desperately trying to escape from the beast's razor-sharp teeth by swimming towards their fishing boat in an attempt to free itself.

At one point, it flings its front flippers to push itself up on the boat and is quickly dragged back to the water by the shark.

One of the men can be heard saying: "Get the turtle, get the turtle. We gotta rescue this turtle."

As the shark makes a turn to the left, the turtle manages to break free and floats in the water before the fishermen grab it and relocate it to a safer place.

"Get him out of here, this big damn shark," one said.

"We are now on a turtle rescue duty. That tiger shark was sopping, sopping on this poor turtle."

They drove further away from the spot and released the sea turtle back in the water.

Viewers praised the pair for rescuing the turtle and amazed to see the action of a shark hunting a turtle.

"I'm so glad you saved the turtle, great job guys," one said.

Another wrote: "How rare is it to witness a shark trying to eat a turtle."

Tiger sharks are known to be a non-selective feeder, meaning that they can prey on small fish or crabs to bigger size marine animals like porpoises and turtles.

It comes after a “lucky” diver managed to fight off an 8ft hammerhead shark with his camera stick.

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