Rare sawfish captured in South Florida has been caught by a group of fishermen. According to ABC News, the men reeled in the rare sawfish captured in South Florida over the weekend, and they were able to capture the whole scene on video.
ABC's West Palm Beach affiliate WPBF reported that it took Dustin Richter and his more than two hours to reel in the rare sawfish captured in South Florida during a midnight fishing trip on Sunday morning.
Richter said of the long fight with the rare sawfish captured in South Florida, "Oh my god it's a saw shark, that's the first thing I thought, the rarest species of all, we never even seen one in person, pictures or anything."
According to CBS Local, the rare sawfish captured in South Florida measures up to 11 feet long, and weighs 500 pounds.
Richter said, "We got in close, and it didn't seem that big then we saw the entire fish, and then we saw the entire fish and saw it was huge, and the fight was on." He added, "Catching a fish like that is like once in a lifetime." Richter and his friends, all from Boynton Beach, Fla., reportedly let the rare sawfish captured in South Florida go eventually after they have brought it to shore and filmed a video of it.
He added, "It's just one of those prehistoric-looking animals. If you see them you're lucky to see them and if you catch them you're even luckier."
The rare sawfish captured in South Florida is a shark-like fish with a long, thin snout covered in razor-sharp teeth that resembles a saw. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the creatures might look scary. However, sawfish aren't a direct threat to humans. They reportedly use their "saws" to capture and kill prey, which are mostly smaller fish.
Rare sawfish captured in South Florida is one of many endangered species in the world. They are usually found in shallow, coastal waters.
To watch how the rare sawfish was captured in South Florida, see video below.