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Hammerhead shark caught on Padre Island, and he's a doozy

PADRE ISLAND, Texas (KETK) - Take a look at this hammerhead shark caught and released at Padre Island National Seashore. 

These photos were shared by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on its Facebook page

Don't worry, the fishermen who caught this big boy released him.

Even though the chance of swimmers coming into contact with sharks in the gulf is slim, you should still be careful.

TPW advises:

  • Don't swim at sunrise or sunset. 
  • Take off shiny jewelry. 
  • And don't swim where people are fishing. 

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