HOLIDAYMAKERS in Palma de Mallorca were paralysed with fear on Thursday, May 12 as a huge shark marauded through the city’s port.
Some onlookers managed to grab terrifying footage on their mobile phones as the predatory beast patrolled the shoreline, before local police were alerted to the scene.
They apparently managed to sling a noose around the monster’s head, but were unable to drag it into the open sea, forcing them to deploy boats to drive the varmint away from the tourist resort.
The Mallorcan Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries said that they have identified the animal as a blue shark, a species generally preferring deeper water but which does approach shores in temperate seas.
The main diet of the species is smaller fishes and squid, although they do occasionally bite humans.