Some swimmers and beach visitors in Gulf Shores didn’t have to wait for Shark Week to have a close encounter with a shark.
People swimming and soaking up the sun on a Gulf Shores, Alabama, beach were startled when they saw a shark swimming very close to the shore.
Kayla Rotenberry Blanks posted a video of the shark on Facebook, and it has since gone viral.
One person was just inches from the shark as it swam along the shoreline, Blanks said on Facebook.
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Blanks urged people to respect sharks in their home and to be aware of their surroundings while taking a swim.