Fishermen haul in 800-pound, 13-foot tiger shark off SC coast

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FOLLY BEACH, S.C. — Two anglers in South Carolina caught a large shark less than a mile away from a popular surfing hangout on Folly Beach, according to the Post and Courier.

Joe Morris and Mike Huff of Seasonal Seafood caught the 800-pound, 13-foot tiger shark on Saturday.

The commercial anglers told the Post and Courier they caught a 700-pound shark that was 11 feet long on Monday as well.

“There’s a bunch of them out there. We catch a couple every night,” Huff told the Post and Courier.

Huff said the biggest shark had to be gutted before it could be pulled aboard the boat.

The Post and Courier reported that at least 39 of the world’s 400-plus shark species are found off the South Carolina coast.

Editor’s note: The tweet below says it was a 14-foot shark, but all other reports say it was indeed a 13-foot shark.