This is happening more and more off the Alabama coast.
I enjoy my time on the beach and I prefer it with nothing that can swallow me.
It happened just a couple days ago and we have video to prove it.
Click on the link above to see Dylan and Blaine try to "reel it in"
Not only are sharks coming closer and closer to the beaches in the Gulf, but now folks are fishing for, and catching them!
That's just crazy.
This recent incident with a shark in our area, is not the only incident of late.
We have been hearing about several sharks, usually they are great and white, being spotted close to the beaches.
Marine Biologists have recently tracked several massive sharks in the Gulf of Mexico.
The scientists at OCEARCH noted that a nine foot and eight inch, 533-pound Great White Shark named Cabot was cruising outside of Mobile Bay in recent months.
The massive shark has caused a little trepidation for spring breakers this year when he pinged OCEARCH in early March of this year.
As of 6 a.m. today (March 15), a couple of Great White's, one of which is 10 feet and 6 inches long, have pinged near the beaches in the Gulf Coast.
Maple, is an 11-foot-seven inch Great White patrolling the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Maple isn't alone--OCEARCH has a great way to track the sharks if you are planning a visit to the beach.
I highly recommend you make sure you know where they are if you are spending time on their dinner table.
View OCEARCH's interactive shark tracker HERE.