How to save a shark from choking on a moose

​Two men in Canada used their bare hands to save a shark that was choking on moose meat. Apparently the Heimlich maneuver wasn’t enough.

“It was struggling on the beach with a 2-foot-long piece of moose right in its mouth. It was stuck there. The two men decided to jump into action and use their hands to pull the meat out of the shark’s mouth.” (Via WESH)

ANCHOR: “All it took was a few yanks, and the moose hide popped out of the shark’s mouth. Next they had to get the shark into deeper water. They tied a rope around its tail and pushed.”

WITNESS: “I thought it was going to die, but it was a great feeling to see that shark swim.” (Via CBC)

One of the men, Clifford Harvey, tweeted these photos of the struggling shark and said it got the moose meat about halfway down before losing the food battle. (Via Twitter / @cliffyharv)

But just how the shark was able to get a moose meal in the first place is still unknown.

According to The Huffington Post, the men think a hunter “may have cleaned a moose carcass and discarded the remnants in the water.”

And as Discovery reports, researchers have found pieces of other animals such as horses and polar bears in some Greenland sharks’ stomachs, even though their diet mainly consists of fish and the occasional seal. 

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