Instead, the men found that a "tiburón blanco enorme," or great white shark, was caught in their tiny net. Milenio News, which reported the catch in Spanish, said they noted an "unusual" weight on their net before realizing what had happened. The shark was dead, so they dragged it ashore.
A tourism forum published photos of the catch.
"It took us about an hour to get to the coast," said Guadalupe Baltazar. "Then others met us and we started to pull it out of the water."
Baltazar said he had never seen an animal so large in his life.