Family walking dog along Cape Cod beach stumbles upon shark lurking close to shore

BOURNE, Mass. — A family walking their dog along a Cape Cod beach got quite the surprise Monday when they unexpectedly stumbled upon a shark that was lurking in the water just feet from the shoreline.

Allie Nee told Boston 25 News that she was at Sagamore Beach in Bourne with her mother, husband, neighbor, dog Lucy when they came across a porbeagle shark around 3:30 p.m.

Nee said that they were luckily able get a leash on Lucy before she got a glimpse of the shark.

To everyone’s surprise, Lucy “wasn’t too phased” by the shark’s presence, Nee said.

Sharks appear on Cape Cod in the warmest months of the year, typically from May to November. Only the Porbeagle species lives year-round.

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