Fishermen Survive Close Encounter With Great White

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aussie-sharkVICTORIA, Australia — A case of life imitating art in Australia.

Two men were fishing for small sharks near Victoria, and got a lot more than they bargained for.

A 14-foot great white circled their boat.

The two said they were nervous, but also mesmerized.

“All of a sudden, from the shadows comes this big head, and I just freeze,” said fisherman Alan Falzon.

“’Jaws’ was recently on TV, and you think of the last scene there where he jumps on the boat,” said fisherman James Prascevic.

The shark circled for forty minutes, but after it bumped into their boat they had enough.

“He rubbed his side along the boat and put his nose on the engine,” said Prascevic.

They started the motor and got out of the area.

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  • Rogue1

    I've seen Whitey a couple times while fishing off Mexico. From the deck of a 90' boat he looked awesome, I guess it's a different perspective when he's an arm's length away from you in a smaller boat! A 14' GW could weigh over a ton.

  • Saoi

    "Survive close encounter"???? I expected something entirely different from this headline. The shark circled the boat, bumped the motor. The shark and the fishermen left the area. Wow, how could they survive? Why couldn't the headline writer just phrase it as " . .have a close enconter"? Not sexy enough?

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