Two fishermen film the terrifying moment they are chased and BULLIED by a great white shark that tries to eat their outboard motor
- Two fishermen were nearly knocked over in their boat by a ten-foot shark
- The shark charged toward Peter Galea and Joseph McKinnon’s ship in Victoria
- It bit the boat’s engine as it terrorized the couple off the coast of Portland
A ten-foot-long great white shark terrorized two fishermen as it attacked their boat and bit into their outboard motor in an hour-and-a-half “harassment.”
Peter Galea, 63, and his friend Joseph McKinnon, 32, tried to catch kingfish 400 yards southwest of Portland Victoria when the man-eater hit.
Footage captured by the pair showed the huge shark circling and charging over and over into their small fishing vessel while biting the engine.
Footage captured by the pair showed the huge shark circling the small craft over and over and charging as it bit into the boat’s engine (pictured)
In a hair-raising moment, the shark passed under the boat and lifted it four inches into the air as it attempted to knock the men over.
“F****** under the boat, he’s lifting the boat,” Mr. Galea was heard yelling in the vision as the shark kept coming back for more.
“Here he is … here he comes again for the f****** engine.”
Mr. Galea told ABC it was the scariest day of his life.
“When he came to the bike he got on his side and he looked at me, jet black eyes, and when he bit the bike his eyes rolled white,” he said.
“It was like what you see on TV, I got chills through my body.”
Mr Galea warned a kayaker 50 yards away to stay clear of them as the shark continued to bombard the boat.
Fishing charter skipper Matthew Hunt witnessed the pair being attacked from the safety of his larger boat.
‘[The shark] was a bully to those two guys in that smaller boat,” Mr. Hunt told Nine News.
In a horrifying moment, the shark went under the boat and lifted it four inches into the air while trying to knock over the men inside the ship (pictured, the shark during the attack)
“That will stick in their heads for the rest of their lives.”
But the ordeal didn’t stop the pair from enjoying the rest of their fishing trip after finally scaring off the giant fish.
The predator left several bite marks on their craft and on the engine.
Mr Galea said it was the first time he had encountered a shark in his five decades of fishing.
The Victorian Fisheries Authority said it is monitoring the shark and will provide updates on its whereabouts.
Swimmers are also advised to exercise caution in the area and are advised to avoid the area north of Portland Harbor
It comes after two whale carcasses were discovered in rocks in the area this week.
The authority’s Charlie Cooper said the dead whales among the rocks have attracted more marine life to the area.
He added that an influx of fishermen using burley, a mixture of food fragments used to lure fish, has also attracted more marine life.
Swimmers are also urged to exercise caution and advised to avoid the area north of Portland Harbor.
Great white sharks: feared predators of the deep
Great white sharks have a strong sense of smell – they can detect a colony of seals two miles away.
Great whites will have up to 10 ‘pups’, but mothers will eat them if they don’t swim away fast enough.
They swim at a speed of up to 60 km/h in full fur and can jump out of the water from under their prey.
Great whites can live up to 70 years.
They are colored white on the underside to make them more difficult to see from below with sunlight shining down.
They have several rows of teeth that can run into the thousands.
When their teeth fall out, they are replaced by razor-sharp teeth in the row behind them.