You may not know about NC's Outer Banks region, but it can be a wild and dangerous place, even though it's one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
It's so beautiful that a couple of yankees came down in 1903 and took a little plane ride up the banks a bit at Kitty Hawk. (Kill Devil Hills)
The most wonderful part of the Outer Banks is that it will never be Myrtle Beach. The ocean's cleansing action will take care of that. A real treasure. I wish they would leave these creatures alone as the top of the food chain in the ocean, unless the killer whale takes this honor lol.
It is suspected she followed a weak El Nino current into local waters in search of food. Although mid 60 degree water is considered ideal
for these sharks, the larger ones can tolerate water in the low 50s.
The Shark took off towing the 42 foot fishing boat backwards through the water at about 7 Knots. Just like in JAWS, the boat was taking on water over the stern and the crew watched in horror as the shark would actually jump completely out of the water at times. This went on for an hour before the shark finally drowned. She weighed in at 1035 LBS!