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Angler reels in massive Sand Tiger shark at Cape Hatteras

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (WNCN) - A Virginia Beach man reeled in a massive Sand Tiger shark while fishing at Cape Hatteras last week. 

Ricky Anderson said he has caught sharks at Hatteras Village before but last Tuesday's was the largest. 

It took Anderson about 30 minutes to pull into the 8 foot 10 inch Sand Tiger. 

A crowd of about 25 to 30 people watched as the shark was pulled from the surf and then released. 

Despite having protruding, jagged teeth, Sand Tigers are extremely docile and pose little to no threat to humans. 

National Geographic say they can grow up to 10.5 feet in length. They live in warm or temperate waters throughout the world's oceans. 

They hang around wrecks and other formations where they hunt for prey. 

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