Terrifying Footage Shows a Shark Appearing to Circle Unsuspecting Swimmers

In a bloodcurdling oceanic scene, a possibly hungry hammerhead shark looked to be circling swimmers, the sea creature intent on leaving a trail of red water behind it. 

Connor Seitz posted a nail-biting clip on TikTok that he took from his hotel room in Florida. Two girls enjoying themselves in the sea were unaware of a shark that appeared to be circling them.

The waves roared soothingly over the sea-filled landscape as a camera caught two swimmers tanning while floating on top of the inviting ocean. An underwater predator invaded this peaceful scene. 

A hammerhead shark swimming close to two swimmers. | Source: tiktok.com/cseitz2281

A hammerhead shark swimming close to two swimmers. | Source: tiktok.com/cseitz2281

UNKNOWN DANGER

Although generally quite a harmless animal, the hammerhead still posed a threat to these swimmers as it approached them from a distance, eventually getting eerily closer. The TikToker exclaimed

“It’s circling them.”

The dark figure twisted its body around, looking like it could almost touch one of the unaware girls. They remained tranquil and completely oblivious of their possibly perilous destiny beneath them.

Individual commenting on a Tiktok video posted by Connor Seitz. | Source: tiktok.com/cseitz2281

Individual commenting on a Tiktok video posted by Connor Seitz. | Source: tiktok.com/cseitz2281

NEAR ESCAPE

Eventually, the shark seemed to have lost interest in the two girls. It swam away from them, with both swimmers still oblivious as to what had just occurred right beside them.

A Grizzly bear attacked a runner... he survived the harrowing incident, eventually sharing what kept him alive. 

The video went viral and has gathered nearly 5 million likes as well as nearly 58,000 comments. A lot of these remarks consist of jokes with one individual stating that this is why they don't swim. 

WHY THEY DIDN'T HELP

A significant amount of followers inquired about why Seitz and the individual he was watching the dangerous scene with didn't try to warn the girls. The TikToker answered in the comment section, stating

"We didn't yell because we didn't want to cause them to panic and potentially aggravate the shark, we were also on the 23rd floor." 

Plenty of commentators agreed with this seemingly rational sentiment. Rachel wrote that their obliviousness of this predator was likely the best scenario for the swimmers.

Individual commenting on a Tiktok video posted by Connor Seitz. | Source: tiktok.com/cseitz2281

Individual commenting on a Tiktok video posted by Connor Seitz. | Source: tiktok.com/cseitz2281

A SECOND OPINION

Experts appear to agree with this argument. They have stated that, when encountering a shark, it is recommended that one act calm and not make any sudden movements.

Rather, one should move steadily and without speed to the shoreline to avoid a possible attack. These specialists also advise against screaming for help. 

Individual commenting on a Tiktok video posted by Connor Seitz. | Source: tiktok.com/cseitz2281

Individual commenting on a Tiktok video posted by Connor Seitz. | Source: tiktok.com/cseitz2281

LIVING TO TELL THE TALE

In another encounter with a threatening animal, this time on land, a grizzly bear attacked a runner. However, he survived the harrowing incident, eventually sharing what kept him alive. 

Tom Whitney played dead, and although the wild creature took some swipes at him, he eventually left Whitney alone. All in all, it seemed this shark and bear weren't interested in these humans at all. 

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