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Injured shark asks diver for help by repeatedly nudging up against him

It is special encounters like what the seasoned diver Josh Eccles’ experienced, which was caught in a videotape, that reminds us of the natural connection of humans and animals.

Of all the close encounters he had with the mighty creatures of the sea, Josh Eccles’ remarkable run-in with a large lemon shark is the most alarming. After all, who wouldn’t be frozen still if a lemon shark, who is known not to attack humans but still can be unpredictable, kept on approaching you?

Lemon sharks love swimming in tropical and subtropical waters and can be spotted in the coastal areas of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This great shark specie also has a unique approach to its prey, often stalking its food and waiting for their chance to attack.

Josh was doing his regular routine of basking in the natural beauty of the sea world, when a large lemon shark appeared too close to him. Observing proper precautionary measures, Josh distanced himself away to not provoke the lemon shark.

However, despite the diver’s numerous attempt to ‘get away’ from the sea creature, the large lemon shark deliberately bumped on Josh.

It was through the constant and aggressive nudges of the shark that Josh felt like the mighty sea creature was trying to tell him something. After all lemon sharks are known to be aloof of humans. Sensing that the shark was in distress, Josh followed his instinct and took a closer look at the shark’s belly.

It was then that he realized that the shark was only asking for his help. A big hook was hanging out of the shark’s belly!

Knowing that the odd behavior of the shark was its way of calling for immediate help, the seasoned diver knew that he had to do something. Risking his own safety, Josh moved closer to the shark’s belly and held on it. And within a few tries, Josh was able to pull-out the hook out of the lemon shark’s belly.

The one-of-a-kind and truly unforgettable encounter of Josh and the lemon shark which was captured in a video, went viral online.

People of the internet expressed their amazement of the way the lemon shark and Josh were able to communicate and understand one another. Some of them also shared their sentiments and sympathy for the poor lemon shark.

Indeed, in this world, there are no creature that is too mighty not to need help nor a being too weak to be capable to help… even regardless of its specie!

Watch the viral video below and see the rare engagement Josh Eccle and the injured lemon shark had, proving that humans and animals can count on one another in times of trouble!

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