- A video showing a large bird carrying a shark-like fish in its talons has gone viral on social media.
- The video, which was reportedly captured by Ashley White last week and shared by Tracking Sharks, has has been viewed on various Twitter accounts more than 17 million times.
- Multiple viewers noted the similarity between the video and “Sharknado,” the cult-classic film series about sharks that emerge from the ocean to attack humans on land.
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A video of a bird of prey capturing a large, shark-like fish in its claws has gone viral on social media, evoking multiple references to the science-fiction cult movie phenomenon “Sharknado.”
The video, which CBS reported was shot by Tennessee native Ashley White last week and shared by Tracking Sharks, shows what appears to be a large hawk-like bird flying over the shore of Myrtle Beach in California with a large fish struggling to get free from its talons.
—Tracking Sharks (@trackingsharks) June 30, 2020
While the species of bird and fish have yet not been confirmed, Twitter users have been offering guesses and suggestions as to the identity of the two creatures in the video. Some suggested the bird was a Condor and others weighed in with the claim that the fish in question was not a shark.
The video has been viewed on various accounts more than 17 million times. Multiple viewers noted the similarity between the video and “Sharknado,” the cult-classic film series about sharks that emerge from the ocean to attack humans on land.
—Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 2, 2020
—mark schlereth (@markschlereth) July 2, 2020
Asylum, the studio behind the science-fiction franchise, retweeted the video and wrote, “How many of you knew a sharknado was coming next?” The Syfy channel also retweeted the video with a similar comment, writing, “We always knew this day would come #Sharknado.”