Great white shark sinks teeth into tiny fishing boat (video)

Ruth Doherty


Great white shark sinks teeth into tiny fishing boat (video)
Great white shark sinks teeth into tiny fishing boat (video)



A fisherman has filmed the moment a five-metre great white shark lunged at his seven-metre fishing boat in Perth, Australia.

David Lock, 27, was fishing for salmon with his father Andrew off Fremantle.

The pair spotted the shark just as Andrew hooked a fish.





Speaking to Yahoo News, Dave said: "He was pretty placid at first but when the old man hooked up to a fish, he got interested.

"He has just launched and his head has landed on top of the side of the boat.

"I have jumped back, he would have had me otherwise. He touched my leg, it was that close.

"It was front on and mouth first. He has even taken a chunk out of the boat."

The shark made a beeline for the fish, but missed and crashed into the boat.

According to the Daily Mail, he added: "It happened so quickly that I didn't have time to be scared.

"Looking at it now I realise how insane it is - I thought "holy cr**'"

"I was just taking a photo of dad and the shark photo-bombed. Then we drove away as it drifted off."

Mr Lock said there were a number of divers in the area, and said: "I wouldn't want anything to happen to the shark but I want to bring awareness to what is out there.

"In my opinion, you should not be swimming in the water there."





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