Sunday, March 10, 2013

Video: Kayak Fisherman's Close Call with a Mako Shark in Western Australia

A kayak fisherman was enjoying the day a few km off shore in Western Australia when he came across a menacing mako shark.

The shark was soon circling the kayak and at one point even hit his small watercraft. The angler attempted to fend off the shark by hitting it with his camera and his paddle but it didn't seem to have any effect. What made the situation even more hair raising for the angler was that at the time, he thought it was a great white.

After it became clear the shark was not going to leave him alone, the angler cut his anchor line, threw the bait overboard and made a beeline for shore.

When you watch the video, you can see and hear his relief as he headed safely back to shore.

Video posted on Youtube by grantbondoo6.  (2:58 in length).