China fisherman shocked to find 2-tonne whale shark trying to eat fish caught in his net
A fisherman in Xiangzhi, Fujian province captured a 4.5-meter-long, two-ton whale shark that died soon after its struggle to escape.
The fisherman, Cai Chengzhu, said that as he and his colleagues began to pull their net out from the water, they spotted a huge hole formed by the "giant fish".
Acoording to 163 and Shanghaiist, the fisherman said, "It's believed that the giant creature broke the net and got inside to eat the fish we caught."
The fishery department identified it as a whale shark, a second-class national protected animal. Regulation states that whale sharks should be set free right away if caught by fishermen.