9 Foot Bull Shark Spotted In Florida Backyard

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: December 19, 2016704,641 views
Published: December 19, 2016

This unsettling video footage shows a shark prowling in the backyard of one stunned Florida resident’s home. Dick Frey, 69, shot the frightening footage two weeks ago from his home in Bonita Springs. In the video, the nine foot bull shark is spotted swimming close to the docks through the channel just outside his building.

It was a sunny morning when this elderly man decided to have his first coffee just outside in his backyard, when he suddenly noticed something strange in the waters. Soon, he realized in shock that it's a giant shark, curiously wandering around.

The man was quick to shoot all of this on camera, even though we're sure he was terrified by the sight. As much as sharks are scary, they are pretty simple creatures that do not want much to do anything with humans. They are a valuable animal that is part of the oceans ecosystem and without them, the balance of the ocean would be in dismay.

Have you ever seen one of these sharks before? What would your reaction be if you saw one of these? We would love to hear your opinion so please do not hesitate to leave a comment!

Please share this video with your family and friends as it will surely shock them. This is one clip that no one should miss!

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      • 7 rumbles
        RickyB · 39 weeks ago

        The shark has every right to be there, that is it's home. To shoot it is just wrong, but that seems to be the American way, if you don't like something, shoot it.

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            Detachedguy · 34 weeks ago

            If you knew anything about shark bite statistics and weren't such a self entitled asshole you would know that there many other things that would kill a human in the IRL before a shark would.

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          horselady4tn · 24 weeks ago

          Ricky B you got that right! When we choose to go into their territory we take a risk every time. All people want to do these days is shoot animals. Leave them alone and they will go on out to the sea. Feed them like some idiots do and they will stay for the food. People just don't go into the water while they are around and there would not be a problem. I have seen where they have warning signs up and people still go into the water and that is a wrong mistake. Some of the larger shark species prey on seals, sea lions, and other marine mammals. Sharks have been known to attack humans when they are confused or curious. If a shark sees a human splashing in the water, it may try to investigate, leading to an accidental attack. So stay out of the water people and leave them alone. No need to shoot them!

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          BlackDeep · 21 weeks ago

          I have a .357 Magnum Highway Patrolman, a Glock 22 (.40 S&W) a S&W M&P-15 with a 40 round magazine and a Mossberg 500 with a pistol grip and side saddle. I also have a mountain lion that wonders through my back yard about once a week as he is making his rounds. There is a bear that wonders down the street all the time, (Going to have to do something about the bear he is getting into the dumpster and scattering trash everywhere.) There are deer in my front yard and a skunk that comes to visit every evening. He seems to like puppy treats. I don't leave food out for the mountain lion, I don't act like it is a monster risen from hell. I do know that it is a wild animal and not a cute cuddly animal. (It will kill and eat you.) If it poses a threat then I'll kill it, but I and all of my gun owner neighbors are of a like mind. Any one of us could have killed the mountain lion any time we wanted. If it is shot it will probably be from some weekend camper or one of the part time residents from Texas or Fish and Game. Frankly I kind of admire the Mountain lion for his ability to successfully evade Fish and Games efforts at catching him. The bear? Probably get in the car get the air horn and chase him out. Couple of times and after a while he will find a different dumpster.

      • 6 rumbles
        SNOW · 35 weeks ago

        Don't killed the shark and the bullshark is less danger than others like the tiger shark. I would love to sit and watch the shark that was in my backyard

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          petraone · 35 weeks ago

          Tiger sharks are not going to be swimming up the canals that run behind people's homes, for the most part. They are open ocean sharks like whites, makos and hammerheads. Only bull sharks can or will swim in brackish or even fresh water hundreds of miles up-river like the Matawan or the Mississippi. (among others)

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            Detachedguy · 34 weeks ago

            The IRL is possibly the largest Bull Shark nursery in the US. In the spring females enter the lagoon and give birth. Baby Bulls learn to hunt until they are big enough to leave the lagoon for the open ocean. That picture /video is most likely a female and do you know how many Bull Shark bites incidents have ever been recorded in IRL? Let me help you out asshole......NONE. Stop killing marine life because you think that you are entitled to.

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          Detachedguy · 34 weeks ago

          Actually, Bull Sharks are considered the number threat when it comes to fatal sharks attacks but these sharks in the IRL are there to have their young. When Bull sharks grow to a mature size and enter the ocean they can become very aggressive. It has been reported that Bull Sharks have the highest level of testosterone of any other form of wildlife, some experts believe this is what makes them so aggressive and dangerous.

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        Liane · 25 weeks ago

        On behalf of all wild creatures, go to hell. You don't get to kill something just because you're afraid of it. Disgusting.

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      ConnorMac · 39 weeks ago

      It was the sharks Front yard first!!!

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        ltaylor · 34 weeks ago

        Actually, it wasnt the sharks yard first. The photo was taken by a 69 year old man. The average life span of a female bull shark is about 16-17 years,

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      LukeLu · 38 weeks ago

      Why would anyone hurt or kill this shark or any other in the ocean? What is it doing wrong in this video other than swimming by...do you think he knows who is on land or looking out of their windows down at him from "your" home? No, just as much as you don't know what is in his "home"... it's florida, sharks live in warm waters...swim in a pool...no sharks there...

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        robertowen · 38 weeks ago

        No, I think he is a mindless eating machine. Even so, it is always good to hear from the shark fanboys who tell you the shark means no harm, as he eats your leg! Arrgh, lubber.

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          Detachedguy · 34 weeks ago

          In the history of recording shark encounters and bites in the state of Florida, there are absolutely zero shark bites reported in the IRL. So shut the fuck up you uniformed idiot.

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            robertowen · 34 weeks ago

            How did you know I was wearing a uniform? Are you spying on me, fanboy?

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            Delgore62 · 25 weeks ago

            Detahchedguy, your name is appropriate. You really need to educate yourself. Google these words and you will see. "Florida shark bite statistics". You will find out the many people around Florida have been attacked and about 20% of those were from Bull Sharks.

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          Detachedguy · 34 weeks ago

          You dumb fuck, most shark fatalities are due to massive blood loss not people being eaten by sharks. I am certain now you were picked on and beat up as kid.

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      robertowen · 38 weeks ago

      The mistake here is in not spearing this focker for dinner! Bull sharks have been seen 300 miles up the Mississippi River. This close is too close!

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        Detachedguy · 34 weeks ago

        I knew because McDonald's employees are required to wear uniforms.

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          robertowen · 34 weeks ago

          You know that because you are an assistant manager, I guess. I read over your trollish comments and see that you can neither read nor spell. You need to get off your mama's laptop and go take another shot of heroin. You don't know or care about sharks. You're just a little biotch troll. Grow up, girl.

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      scotty23 · 36 weeks ago

      rattlesnakes are out there in the yard don't hurt them. Give me a break. Its alright for my neighbor to smoke my yard all up with a indoor boiler and I have to breathe it. Its his right to burn, but if I put my dog out on his run and he is breathing it. Its me that is hurting the dog. This like all the hate that is going around about the election. Same people who spit on veterans returning fro Vietnam. Some of you are so cute!. ...

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      SNOW · 35 weeks ago

      I like bull sharks why does everyone want to kill it I would love to sit and watch it if it was in my back yard

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      ScottyUSN · 34 weeks ago

      You mean there are sharks in the ocean? This shark is looking for stingrays as they frequent the intercoastal waterways and love to bed down under docks. No one swims in these canals unless they are doing boat maintenance.

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      machobaby · 31 weeks ago

      Stop showing those crazy fascist north korea trump ads, look at me look at me...makes me feel like were living in some communist country where the leader has to TELL people he is great instead of actually being great...38% approval rating is the worst ever...

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      rfdent1 · 25 weeks ago

      Unwelcome guest? It's the ocean...people are the unwelcomed guest. Sharks were there first

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      Mysmiles · 17 weeks ago

      Most of you need to ReRead this article. IT DOESN'T SAY HE SHOT THE SHARK. IT SAYS HE SHOT THE FRIGHTENING FOOTAGE! Make sure you know what your talking about before you start being negative about someone. Then you should apologize for misinterpreting the story.