WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Three women got the surprise of their lives when seven hammerhead sharks circled their floatie during a beach trip in Pensacola, Florida.
- The sharks were up to 8 feet long, according to the trio.
- The school of shark was spotted by beachgoers in Pensacola, Florida
Seven hammerhead sharks were spotted by beachgoers in Florida swimming in shallow waters.
A group of three women got the experience of a lifetime when they realized a school of sharks was circling their yellow floatie while hanging out on a Pensacola beach in Florida, according to reports.
The women — Lacey Faciane, Casie Thompson and Qyuston Eubanks — were on a float near the shore over Memorial Day weekend, when suddenly, they hear boaters yelling, “Shark!,” WALA reported.
“I was like ‘Lord protect us! If it’s time for us to go, it’s time for us to go. Just protect us,’” Eubanks told WALA.
Shortly after, seven hammerhead sharks were circling them just inches below their rubber float. They couldn’t do anything but wait it out, the women said of the moment.
“They were right up on us,” Faciane said. “They were right up on the shore. I mean we were in at least knee-, waist-deep water so they were right up on shore.”
According to the women, some of the sharks were up to 8 feet long. The group only circled around the raft and didn’t do anything but swim out to deeper waters.
Faciane and Thompson didn’t seem to mind the experience as for them, it was less of a scare and more of a cheap thrill.
“Usually you have to pay for that and we didn’t have to pay for that. So, yes, it was an awesome experience,” Faciane said.
“It’s very rare to have a group of hammerheads just swim by you so it’s kind of a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing,” added Thompson.
Despite their terrifying looks, hammerhead sharks are not a threat to humans. They can be dangerous and attack on humans but others are more docile.
Source: New York Post