Kai Survance, who blogs videos under Kai Owen Fishing Inc, was filming while in waters off the Bahamas on November 22 when he captured the green sea turtle fleeing the tiger shark on camera.
In video uploaded to TikTok, the turtle is seen flapping about towards the rear of the boat as the shark chases it down.
Luckily, the shark eventually loosened its grip on its meal.
It’s at this point Mr Survance and his crew snatched the turtle from the water and relocated it.
‘One in a lifetime’ experience
Mr Survance later told Fox News he dropped the turtle off about 5km away from where he found it.
“It was once in a lifetime,” Mr Survance told Fox News.
"I’ve spent countless hours on the water. From when I could walk and swim, I’ve been on the water… and that’s gotta be one of the craziest things I’ve seen.”
Turtle save divides opinion
People echoed his sentiment after viewing the turtle’s escape from the beast.
“That was awesome,” one woman wrote.
“So, glad y’all saved that beautiful turtle.”
Others called the footage “wild” and “epic”.
“That’s a lucky turtle,” one man wrote.
However, some people questioned whether the men should have saved the turtle.
“Basically starved a shark of a meal,” one man wrote.
“Imagine you order your next meal at a restaurant and just as ur about to chow down some random comes and takes the plate away.”
Green sea turtles are an endangered species.
According to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, this is due to “over-harvesting of their eggs, hunting of adults, being caught in fishing gear and loss of nesting beach sites”.
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