Everything in life has a balance, not only in the Newtonian and karmic sense, but also in terms of comfort and worry.
Take, for instance, going to the beach. The warm sun, the soft sand, and the zen-like lapping of the waves on the shoreline are all there to lull you into a fall sense of security, as though paradise had no dark side.
But for every but of comfort you find at the shoreline, there are dangers lurking, too. Unseen jellyfish, the harmful rays of the sun itself, and even sharks are there to remind us that life can’t be too good.
It’s that latter threat that had beachgoers in a tizzy this week.
A man wading in the waters off the coast of Florida had a close encounter with a hammerhead shark. Fortunately, the large animal apparently lost interest in the man, but not after appearing to charge towards him.
Katie Van Bogart uploaded a video of the incident to her TikTok page, where she wrote that it was filmed on Friday morning at Panama City Beach. Since uploading the video, it has been viewed over 6 million times.
In the video, a man can be seen wading in the water as the shark swims nearby. Initially, it is unclear if the man is aware that the shark is nearby, although nobody else is standing near him.
Suddenly, the shark seems to charge directly towards the man, prompting screams of fear from people watching the scene unfold from the beach. Fortunately, the shark breaks off and swims away after coming within just a few feet of the man.
Video of the incident was soon being shared to social media.
@katievanbogartYesterday morning in Panama City Beach😳 #sharkweek #fypシ #panamacity #hammerheadshark
Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident.