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Caught on camera: Hammerhead shark dragged on Florida shore

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(CNN/Meredith) – A hammerhead shark was caught and lured to shore Sunday on Singer Island, Florida.

Leigh Cobb says she watched as a group of people hooked and baited the shark, "my adrenaline started and my disgust started."

Cobb tags and tracks sharks and when she saw the large crowd gathered around the hammerhead she knew something was wrong.

"You know on a public page and 9:30 in the morning we are seeing a shark blood baited to come close to the water and then drag it onto the beach it was just I couldn't believe what I was seeing."

She's disappointed that the shark was hooked and dragged to the shore. She said minutes later they started to put the shark back in the water, but not before taking pictures and videos with it, "this shark was about five meters long. That's scary for some people."

A spokesperson for the Florida Fish and Wildlife says if you see suspicious behavior you should contact their 24-hour hotline.

Shark fishing is legal in Florida.

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