Researchers Catch an 11-Foot, 7-Inch Tiger Shark While Fishing in North Carolina

Laura Harrell/Facebook(NEW YORK) --  Researchers reeled in an 11-foot, 7-inch tiger shark while fishing at a beach in North Carolina Wednesday night.

Laura Harrell, who posted the encounter between the group of researchers and the tiger shark on her Facebook page, told ABC News that they released the shark back into the ocean after taking a few pictures and tagging it.

 Her photos and videos of the tiger shark have already garnered more than 14,000 shares on Facebook.

The incident took place in North Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

Harrell, a local resident, said this is not very common.

"Last year I saw a guy fishing off the shore and he caught a 6-foot shark, which I thought was big," she said, adding that she has never seen one this big.

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