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Hammerhead shark spotted on the hunt: ‘Get your a– to the shore!’

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A large hammerhead has been spotted lurking just feet from swimmers at a beach in Alabama as the US summer shark scourge continues.

Shocking video shows the giant predator feeding on stingrays close to the shore of Orange Beach on Monday, with sun-seekers rushing to dry land to escape the massive maneater.

“Girl, you better get your a– to the shore!” a woman can be heard screaming in the background of the clip, which was recorded from a high-rise balcony by Texas tourist Catarena Peek.

“Discovery Channel!” the excitable woman then yells out, likening the scene to something that might appear in a terrifying nature documentary.

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A large hammerhead shark was spotted lurking just feet from swimmers at Orange Beach in Alabama.
Catarena Peek via Storyful

Meanwhile, other eyewitnesses also gathered on the balcony to provide their own commentary.

“Look how cool … look how big!” one exclaims as the supersized shark thrashes about in the shallows.

“Poor little stingray,” another chimes in, noticing that the hammerhead had chowed down on the smaller sea creature.

Peek told Storyful that she had spotted at least 15 sharks circling off the waters of Orange Beach on Monday morning alone.

“Locals said it is very rare to see a shark that size so close to shore,” the tourist explained, claiming it was the largest predator she’s ever seen.

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Thankfully, all nearby swimmers managed to get to the sand before the shark attacked. Helicopters have been hovering over the beach in recent days to monitor for more of the maneaters.

Peek told Storyful that she had spotted at least 15 sharks circling off the waters of Orange Beach on Monday, but the one in the video was the biggest of the lot.
Peek told Storyful that she had spotted at least 15 sharks circling off the waters of Orange Beach on Monday, but the one in the video was the biggest of the lot.

The event comes as the US sees record-setting shark sightings, attacks and beach closures this summer.

Over the weekend, a fisherman was seen manhandling a sand tiger shark at Smith Point Beach on Long Island — the exact same place where two shocking shark attacks took place last month.

On July 13, a 41-year-old surfer was rushed to a hospital after being bitten by a 4-foot tiger shark while out on the water on his board. The predator left a 4-inch gash in the man’s leg, but he survived the terrifying ordeal.

Meanwhile, on July 3, a young lifeguard was bitten on the chest and right hand by a shark estimated to be 5 feet in length. The guard — who was in the middle of a training exercise — fought off the beast with his bare hands before making it to shore.

Over the weekend, a fisherman was seen manhandling a sand tiger shark at Smith Point Beach on Long Island.
Over the weekend, a fisherman was seen manhandling a sand tiger shark at Smith Point Beach on Long Island.

In July alone, there were also four other incidents recorded across Long Island.

Other parts of the East Coast are also currently experiencing an uptick in sightings and attacks.

Last week, a video that showed two sharks circling swimmers at a beach in Jacksonville, Florida, went viral online.

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Last week, a video showing two sharks circling swimmers frolicking in the water at a Jacksonville, Florida beach went viral online.
Last week, a video showing two sharks circling swimmers frolicking in the water at a Jacksonville, Florida, beach went viral online.

Meanwhile, Monday’s sighting wasn’t the first time sharks have been spotted at Orange Beach this summer.

Last month, drone footage recorded at the summer hotspot revealed a group of about 20 sharks in the water a short distance from shore — with swimmers seemingly oblivious to the pack of predators.

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