Twitter Drew Rosenhaus Video Screenshot
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Rosenhaus recently went on a fishing trip with Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
Last week, Rosenhaus shared a video on his Twitter account of an encounter with a large shark off the coast of Miami.
Rosenhaus jumped off the boat and into the water with the shark during the deep sea fishing excursion.
Someone on the boat can be heard saying, "Don't grab him, don’t grab him, Drew. Don't grab him, Drew. You don’t have good enough insurance for that."
Rosenhaus grabbed the large shark by the tail as it was caught on a fishing line.
The shark does not react to Rosenhaus yanking its tale.
Rosenhaus then swam back on the boat.
Shark expert Dr. Chris Lowe told USA Today that Rosenhaus was lucky to escape unharmed.
"The fact that that shark just kind of slowly ambled towards the boat. Kind of banged into the boat, kind of rolled upside down, those are the behaviors we see from a shark that’s either been caught and exhausted from the fight and then released, and they’re kind of groggy," Lowe said.
Lowe explained, "When you grab a shark by the tail that way, they can literally do a circle, come back around, and that’s how most fishermen are bit."
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals slammed Rosenhaus for his behavior against the shark.
"Spending so much time around top athletes must have Drew Rosenhaus feeling like he has something to prove," PETA said in a statement, according to TMZ.
PETA continued, "Aquatic animals already suffer at the hands of anglers who impale them, yank them out of the water, and gut them or leave them to suffocate, so they don't need some wannabe macho man yanking on their tails for a few Twitter 'likes.'"
Rosenhaus has not addressed the backlash he has gotten from PETA.
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Paul Sacca is a staff writer for Blaze News.