Woman captures video of shark feasting on seal off Cape Cod

ORLEANS, Mass. — A brutal shark encounter was caught on camera during one family’s Fourth of July beach outing on Cape Cod.

The video, shot by Kim Reilly, shows a shark feasting on a seal off Nauset Outer Beach in Orleans. Some people may find the video disturbing, as the seal’s blood can be seen pooling in the water during the attack.

“Oh my God!” several people can be heard shouting. Someone then says, “you guys are not going in the water.”

Reilly is a photographer based in Orleans, according to her Facebook page. She described the encounter as both “surreal” and “horrific,” saying she “couldn’t turn away.”

The attack was confirmed by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy’s Sharktivity app.

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