THIS is the shocking moment a dead bull shark is paraded through the streets of a seaside town.
Footage shows the seven-foot-long monster’s corpse after it was caught in a fishing dam.
The predator, also known as carcharhinus leucas, died after becoming entangled in nets at a port in Sao José de Ribamar, Brazil, on Sunday.
According to reports, local residents – stunned by the sheer size of the monster – paraded the shark carcass around town after it was discovered.
In the video, locals see the dead animal on a makeshift cart as dozens of people approach to examine its fins and jagged teeth.
The shark appeared to have suffered severe injuries to its lower body, with internal organs exposed at the wound.
The bull shark, listed as ‘vulnerable’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, measures about two meters (6.6 feet) in length.
Known locally as ‘Cabeca-Chata’, bull sharks are rarely seen near the coast despite occupying the area.
Sharks have been targeted by illegal fishing in the past, which has contributed to their decline in numbers in the area.
However, local authorities do not suspect foul play of the dead animal as it most likely died in a fishing trap.
Biologist Keyton Coelho told local media: ‘This species has an average size of three and a half meters.
“They are usually found off the coast of Maranhao, where about 20 species live.”
It comes after horrifying photos of a dolphin died after it was ripped in half from a beach by sharks.
The image shows two giant blocks ripped from the dolphin after it was bitten in South Carolina, USA,
Its throat had been ripped open – almost completely decapitated.
And what appeared to be two giant bites encircling a large hole where its belly used to be.
In another photo, the fin and tail of a shark can be seen in the shallows a few feet from the flesh.
It is thought that this shark was attracted to blood to eat the carcass because it was too small to inflict fatal wounds.
Redditors speculate a bull shark or tiger shark may have devastated the dolphin.
Great white sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks and sixgill sharks regularly prey on dolphins and porpoises, experts say.
Earlier this month, a large 1,400 lbs whitefish named Breton was caught and tagged by researchers 60 miles from Myrtle Beach.
While there have been a series of waist-deep fin shark catches on the east coast of the United States this year.
Attacks on humans have occurred at beaches from Florida to Long Island, and dozens have been stalked around Cape Cod.