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Shark Eats Shark in Bizarre Cannibal Attack

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It's a dog-eat-dog world down there in the deep blue sea – or more accurately, dog-eat-dogfish... and the bigger dog in this shocking scenario is a ravenous and aggressive tiger shark, who bit off more than she could chew this time.
 
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NBC News shared a photo taken recently in Delaware Bay by a research team from the University of Delaware. They were rounding up tiger sharks, which they had previously tagged with remote trackers, when a small three-foot shark called a smooth dogfish snapped up their bait... and suddenly the circle of life spun a whole lot faster, as a female tiger shark – over three times the little guy's size, as you can see above – jumped up and swallowed the first shark. The tiger was released after her tags were checked, but the little guy wasn't so lucky.
 
If you were planning an end-of-summer dip in Delaware Bay, don't cancel just yet – the scientists pointed out that sharks in the area don't attack humans. But then again, they don't typically eat other sharks either. Enjoy your swim!
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