Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Giant tarpon goes after young boy on a dock; incredible video

Somewhere in Florida -- at least we assume it's Florida -- giant tarpon were prowling the waters near the docks, looking for something to sink their teeth into.

Then, along came this boy with a hand out. Watch him nearly lose it in this incredible YouTube video posted by someone named Mac:

If you weren't paying close attention, you might have thought the tarpon snagged the kid, but no, it took the bait the kid was holding, as well as the jacket he was using to cover his hand for protection against the tarpon's abrasive teeth.

Mac reports that the kid was super fast in grabbing his jacket back. Indeed, that was impressive. This is the question I have: Where is this place and can you fish from the dock?

Thanks to Field and Stream!

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