I was almost eatin' alive by one of these...
For 38 years I've been coming to the Gulf Coast and I'd never seen one in the water til my brush with an attack this morning. I was watching some mullet jump around when I noticed him...about 10 - 15 in front of me. He slid by as smoothly and effortlessly as the shadow of a gliding bird...then he was gone.
He wasn't quite as big as the one in the picture...maybe 2 1/2 - 3 ft long, but menacing...very menacing.
It was a close one.