Daring Dog Chases After 12-Foot Hammerhead Shark in the Bahamas

A daring dog was seen jumping into the water to chase after a 12-foot hammerhead shark off the coast of Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas, footage recorded on February 15 shows.

Video recorded by crew members aboard a @exumawatersports tour shows a dog, nicknamed “The Mighty Potcake”, jumping into the water just as a 12-foot long hammerhead shark swims by.

Rebecca Lightbourn, a representative of Exuma Water Sports, told Storyful that the “domesticated stray” has always been “super friendly,” and that he “has always run along the water’s edge as our boat goes by, like a dog chasing a car.”

In the footage, panicked passengers aboard the vessel are heard worrying for the animal, as someone is heard yelling that the dog is attempting to bite the shark. While the dog is seen thrashing in the waters dangerously close to the hammerhead, the animal is later seen in additional footage climbing out and drying itself off.

Lightbourn told local news that the dog “reached safety back on shore.” Credit: @exumawatersports via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh, and he's huge.

- Um-um man!

- Wow. How big is that?

- About 12 feet.

- Hm.

- Wow.

- Oh, my god.

- Get in the water! Get out of it!


I'm pretty sure he's biting a [MUTED] shark!

- Get out of my stuff!

- Ah!

- Oh, no.

- What the hell.

- Oh, my god. No.

- Oh, my god. Danny! Do something!

- Did he die?

- Oh, my god.

- Oh, my god, Tom.

- No, get out. Get out while you still can.

- I don't think the shark is going to mess with him.

- Can he get back up?

- No, no, no.

- Oh, my god. No. He's not. He's underwater.


- Get out, baby.

- Maybe they're calm.

- There he is, right there! Holy [MUTED]. That's a huge shark.

- Oh, my god.

- Oh, no. You're going to cry.

- I'm going to cry? Oh, my god.

- Yeah, I'll be right there.

- That is a really big--


- Holy cow. Yeah. He's got to pass the shark.

- No, no, no, no, no, no--

- We have to save the dog. Let's throw one at it.

- No!

- Oh, no.

- It's a dog.

- [INAUDIBLE] drown.

- Get out, puppy!

- I ain't worried about that dog. He going after the stingrays.


- That dog-- wait.

- How's the dog going to get out of the water?

- Nah, he-- he can go around. He can go under the dock.

- That's crazy.

- Get out, baby. Get out.

- Oh, my God.

- Get out, baby. Get out.

- Oh.

- We gotta-- we gotta see if--

- All right. Ah, there he is.

- Dog's crazy.

- Oh, he's a good boy.