A swimmer on vacation to Bora Bora has posted a video of himself hugging a shark, and many are criticising the
stunt as “idiotic,”The Daily Mail reports.
Grant Murdoch was filmed by other snorkelers wrapping his arms around a lemon shark, and hitching a ride underneath — his face only inches from the shark’s mouth.
“The sharks were so gentle and accepting of our advances,” Murdoch told 9 News Australia. “They didn’t seem to mind at all that we were riding for free. It was as close to an out of body experience that I have ever felt.”
Despite the swimmer coming out unscathed, a number of fans following Shark Attack News criticised Murdoch — with some calling him “idiotic” and “bloody stupid.”
While the Florida Museum of Natural History notes the lemon shark as being a “minimal threat to humans,” a Canadian tourist was seriously injured by one earlier this year while scuba diving off Bora Bora, according to The Daily Mail.
Here’s the video:
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