Great white shark chokes on sea lion

(CBS12 News) Coronation Beach, Australia -- A 13-foot great white shark choked to death on a sea lion that became lodged in its throat.

Stunned beachgoers caught the animal as it thrashed violently in the surf. Apparently it has tried to swallow the sea lion whole but it got stuck.The fish was discovered nearby after it died, and it was brought ashore.

The shark had been tagged in January by the Western Australia Department of Fisheries, which performed a necropsy on the animal to determine its cause of death.

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