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PHOTO: South African angler fined for catching a shark

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South African angler fined for killing great white

A South African angler was fined for posing with a great shark he had killed moments before. As The Mirror reports, Leon Bekker was fined £8,500 for killing the endangered shark and taking a snap of him by its side. Bekker was the first person in 20 years in South Africa to be prosecuted for killing the predator. Great whites are a protected species in South Africa and Bekker was found guilty of “hunting and killing” them. Bekker told Mossel Bay magistrates he had hunted and killed sharks before.

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