Jeffreys Bay
Baby Great White Shark abused on Main Beach

A juvenile Great White Shark was dragged out of shallow water up on Main Beach yesterday afternoon and was sadly abused by local kids who hit it with a golf stick and poked its eyes before a surfer dragged the shark back into the ocean.

The shark on Main Beach yesterday afternoon.

The shark on Main Beach yesterday afternoon.

One witness said that she was shocked by what happened to the shark on the beach.

“They hit him with golf sticks and poked his eyes. He was bleeding and had gashes all over . They were pinching him on the sides and stuck the golf stick in his mouth to open it wide. It was hurt very badly.”

The injuries are clearly visible on the back of the shark. Photo: Cara Sawyer

The injuries are clearly visible on the back of the shark. Photo: Cara Sawyer

The shark was estimated at being about 2 meters in length and was clearly still a juvenile. What caused it to wash up into the shallow water is unknown.

The Police were informed about the situation, but by the time they had arrived on the beach, the shark had already been dragged back into the water and had drifted off into the ocean.

Great White sharks are protected species in South African water.

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