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TRURO, MA - AUGUST 12: People exit the beach near a "Recent Shark Sighting" sign near where a colony of several hundred seals often rest on a sandbar at High Head Beach on Cape Cod on August 12, 2012 in Truro, Massachusetts. A man was confirmed to have been bitten by a great white shark less than two weeks ago in the ocean near the shoreline of Truro in Cape Cod. An increase in the seal population on Cape Cod has led to increased shark sightings including great whites. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Matt Pieciak is from Orleans. He was having a relaxing afternoon on Nauset Beach when there was a tug on his fishing line.


Not that this is anything out of the ordinary: camping, cornhole, cold beer and surfcasting are all summer staples on the beaches of Cape Cod. But in recent years, so are great white sharks. And that’s exactly what Pieciak had hooked.



Pieciak shared the rest of his story with the Boston Globe; you can read it here.