His tail will be dangling from her mouth as he’s digested over the course of the next four to five days
Visitors to the COEX Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, were gifted with an entirely new meaning to the phrase, “Slay, queen,” when a female sand tiger shark just up and ate a male banded hound shark infringing on her personal space.
The 8-year-old, 7’3” female apparently first attacked the smaller, 5-year-old male in early evening, but it took her 21 hours to get the majority of her prey/enemy/roommate into her mouth; by the next day, visitors were treated to the site of only his tail hanging from her toothy maw.
“Sharks have their own territory. However, sometimes when they bump against each other, they bite out of astonishment,” the aquarium’s PR manager, Oh Tae-youp told reporters. “I think the shark swallowed the whole body, because they usually eat it all when they bite the head part.”
The male will suffer an even more embarrassing fate post-mortem: His tail will likely remain dangling out of the female’s mouth for the next four or five days. Then, the parts of him that she’s unable to digest, she will regurgitate in about a week.
Everyone, say it with me, “Yass, queen. Yass.”