Mayday! The crew of MaxAnimal, a video production company that takes extreme footage of animals in the wild, filmed an attack on their boat by a great white shark. While the shark managed to pop the inflatable vessel, the crew was fine — and got it all on camera.
The video shows a shark moving towards the boat underwater, then popping his head out and biting down on the inflatable boat. Intent on doing damage, the shark bit down several times, popping a pontoon on the boat and sending it sinking.
"Why does a rubber inflatable boat sink in the ocean? Because a Great White Shark has just taken a Chunk out of it!" MaxAnimal writes in the video description.
“Is the scariest part when the Shark eyes our folks on the boat? Ah Yeah,” it adds for curious viewers.
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The shark swam away after, and the safe-and-sound crew members breathed a sigh of relief.
Ever the naturalists, the company calls great white sharks “amazing creatures” that “should be respected and protected.” They’ve been roaming the seas, it notes, for over 15 million years.
Sources: New York Daily News