Friday, May 25, 2012

Great white shark attacks shark hanging off side of fishing boat (video)

Great white sharks are not shy. So they will readily come to your boat if there is something to eat, such as a freshly caught blue shark tied to the side of your boat.

So if you don't want a great white shark swimming around your boat and eating your freshly caught blue shark, then don't do what these fishermen did off Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.

In a wild and crazy feeding frenzy, an 18-foot great white shark attacked the blue shark hanging from the side of the fishermen's boat. The fishermen got a real kick out of it, oblivious to the dangerous close encounter, which, luckily for us, they videotaped: 

Here's more about the shark attack from The Herald Sun:
The shocked anglers watch on as the great white devours the smaller shark, which had latched on to the fishermen’s line.

At one point it even looks like the fishermen could be pulled from the boat.

Fisherman Henry Minter told he’d never witnessed anything like it in his years of fishing the same waters.

"We work and fish on the harbour every day," he said.

"It was on a 32-foot boat so the shark must have been at least 18 feet."

The video shows the fishermen more excited than scared. In a don’t-try-this-at-home moment, the fishermen take turns trying to touch the shark as it lunges towards them.

"We all had turns touching its nose," he said.
Well isn't that nice. They all took turns touching its nose. As the Sun said, definitely a don't-try-this-at-home moment.

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