Massive great white shark circles boat and takes a bite out of it in heart-stopping video

By Alma Fabiani

Published Sep 18, 2022 at 09:15 AM

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Do you ever find yourself laughing hysterically out of nervousness? What about when faced with the possibility of being eaten alive by a massive great white shark? Nope? Oh well…

In a video shared on TikTok by @xdeep_blue, an impressively-sized shark can be seen circling a boat as the group onboard are heard repeating ‘Oh my God’ probably more than Usher and will.i.am in their R&B club track ‘OMG’.

First, the beast seems to approach the boat’s engine, sending whoever’s filming into full panic mode. But as soon as the shark seems to go away, it comes back for more, this time lunging towards the left side of the boat’s rear.

While it’s hard to see everything on the clip due to the shakiness of the person filming, it doesn’t appear like the shark managed to take a real bite out of it. Nevertheless, it’s no surprise that the poor souls who just witnessed the attack are left terrified—potentially panicked that the great white may come back for seconds.

But if you felt sorry for the group like we did too, don’t. As revealed at the very end of the viral video, the shark was only attracted to the boat because the individuals on it thought it’d be great fun to dangle off a bit of meat on a rope attached to it.

It doesn’t take a genius to guess why the animal got so excited—it probably smelt the blood coming from the piece of meat from miles away. Hence why, when the group of bozos decided to pull the rope out of the water, the shark went for it one last time, making sure it got every last bite out of that bait.

No wonder it nibbled on the boat too—it was probably attempting to sniff out dinner.

How aggressive are great white sharks?

Although other shark species such as the tiger shark and the bull shark are definitely up there too, great whites are considered the most aggressive and deadliest out of around 500 different species. According to AZ Animals, great whites have been recorded in 333 attacks on humans, with 52 of them being fatal.

“The fact is, when a great white shark spots a swimmer or surfer from below, they may not be able to differentiate them from their favourite meal: seals,” the publication further explained. In other words, humans aren’t what great whites usually stalk—they simply can’t see that well.

That being said, they are excellent hunters…

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