Why are the Gulf’s tiger sharks eating backyard birds?

Ran across this cool story this morning and had to share it. Super cool!

tiger shark

Tiger sharks are known for their voracious appetites, so researchers aren’t surprised when a big one eats something like a manatee or a sea lion.

But woodpeckers, tanagers, yellow throats, king birds, flycatchers, doves?

A University of South Alabama scientist who has been studying Gulf of Mexico tiger sharks for 10 years said he and his colleagues have been surprised at how many backyard birds end up in sharks’ tummies.

“We know for sure that they are eating a fair amount of these birds,” said Marcus Drymon, a University of South Alabama assistant professor of marine science and researcher at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, a consortium of 22 Alabama universities.

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