It’s a rare moment for a baby to become a baby shark.
A mother with the name of Audrey will be able to witness a baby’s first moments as it grows up, and it’s an experience she will cherish for the rest of her life.
She has been a member of the Sarasota Shark Club for 15 years and has been known to take her baby to the water to swim with it, as it swims on its own.
“It’s a beautiful experience to see a baby that’s just emerging from the womb,” said Audrey, who lives in Florida with her husband, Matt.
“And we have a couple of kids with a little older brother and sister that’s also members.”
The two parents have three kids who all live in Sarasota, including two girls, ages 10 and 10.
They were both in awe of how their baby, who was about 1.5 pounds, reacted to a swim, and were happy to have their baby on their hands.
“The first time I saw my baby was really, really excited,” Audrey said.
“I think it’s so exciting to be able share that with other people.”
The family had hoped to have the baby shark take part in the show, but Audrey’s husband decided to have it swim in its own tank instead.
“We had our first baby shark in our house and we had to leave our baby shark on the property,” Matt said.
“He just loved it.
He was a little scared at first, but he loved it so much he jumped up on the back of the boat.”
The shark was eventually placed in a specially designed cage.
“Our kids are very protective of their baby shark,” Audrey continued.
“They have been really careful not to touch it.
But when they do, it’s just so adorable.”
The mom and dad were happy with the outcome, and Audrey said she’s looking forward to seeing how it all turns out in the future.
“I hope they keep it alive, but we’ll see what happens,” she said.
The ABC News Shark Week program will be on air Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the live feed will be available on Facebook and YouTube.
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