One diver saw a whale shark in trouble, writhing in pain, and what he did was amazing. You’ll love him for it.
Humans are very prone to be helpful to animals when they are in trouble. You might be driving by and see a deer stuck in the undergrowth or a dog stuck in a net. You might have even taken a cat that isn’t yours to a veterinary hospital. But would you do that for an animal that would probably kill you at sight if all was well, and also considering the fact that these animals are most violent when they are hurt.
Yeah, I guessed your answer. NO.
But I bet an ordinary man will either kill a trapped snake or run away. What would you do if you suddenly, while strolling in the savannah, saw a huge lion roaring in pain? Or while swimming, saw a whale shark stuck in a fishing net?
This diver is probably the marine hero as he saves a troubled shark from a long time trap.
A TV channel, the Smithsonian channel, caught on camera, the priceless moment when some divers found a huge shark, the whale shark. Although this animal is not considered a threat to human beings because it is some sort of vegetarian, LOL, that feeds on plankton almost without eating anything else. But, they noticed something sac when they got close to the injured animal.
The giant fish had, wrapped around its body, a huge commercial fishing rope. What is more disturbing is that when the divers got closer, they saw that the rope was already embedded in the whale shark’s fins. This showed the divers that the fish had probably been trapped like that, and that it had fought to leave the entanglement, for a long time. The Smithsonian channel researchers put the number at “years”.
The whale shark should normally have tried to run at the sight of the divers but strangely, it didn’t. This was most probably because it was too tired, and it had given up on living. Had it? Maybe it just knew that the divers were there to help.
It was amazing to see that giant fish as it calmly cooperates with the divers. This surprised the viewers and even the narrator who says, as one diver swims to the top of the fish to slice off the rope: “Surprisingly, the goliath calmly cooperates”.
In no time, the shark was free from what seemed like an eternal bondage. And while it gently swims away, waving its tail to seemingly say thank you… well, I don’t know that for sure… the divers look with surprise how thick the rope is. No wonder, a fish that big cannot break away from it.
The divers should get a medal for their quick thinking… don’t you think? You probably will swim off as fast as you can especially if you are not sure what kind of shark it is. Those divers were brave I would say.