Bobcat catches shark on South Florida beach

WPLG-TV viewer snaps picture in Sebastian Inlet State Park

VERO BEACH, Fla. – It's a picture that could be used as the inspiration for a new SyFy Channel monster-mash thriller movie.

But it's real. Or so believes the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The photo of a bobcat walking along the beach with a shark in its mouth is as astounding to see as it is to believe.

A WPLG-TV viewer sent in the photo he snapped Monday evening while walking in Sebastian Inlet State Park Monday in Vero Beach.

The photographer said he noticed the bobcat staring at a shark in the water that was feeding on a smaller fish. The bobcat then leaped into the ocean, caught the shark and dragged it onto the beach.

Once the bobcat saw the beachgoer, it dropped the four-foot shark and ran into the nearby woods.

Liz Barraco, a spokesperson with the FWC, said they believe the picture to be legitimate and were "very excited to see it."