WATCH: Man Wrestles 7-Foot Shark, Wins Our Hearts

There once was a man from Nantucket…and his name is Elliot Sudal, a hottie fisherman who was captured wrestling a 7-foot shark ashore.

The 24-year-old said it took about 45 minutes to reel the shark in, but once he had it Sudal just took some quick pics with it before letting it go back into the wild.

“I always let them go. I’m not trying to hurt the sharks,” Sudal told CNN. Since the video went viral, Sudal’s been bombarded by overtures from strange women —  as well as criticism for his fishing methods. But Sudal, who has a degree in environmental science (sigh), supports conservation efforts.

“I just played around with this guy,” he said. “I love the feeling — it’s like a connection with the animal.”

Yeah…excuse us, but we’ve got some swimming along Cape Cod to do. Hopefully we’ll be able to make a connection with him too.

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