Fishermen aboard a 32-foot powerboat off New South Wales, Australia, were front-row spectators to an 18-foot great white shark attacking a small blue shark they had caught.
Henry Minter, one of the fishermen aboard the vessel, said the encounter took place about an eighth of a mile off Bondi Beach, where beachgoers’ fears have increased in recent years after reported shark sightings. He estimated the shark at 18 feet.
Click play to watch the frenzied feasting.
"We were fishing off the coast of Bondi Beach and were on board a 32-foot powerboat," he told GrindTV.com via email. "Shortly after catching a small blue shark we tied a rope off to its tail, and the large great white appeared, obviously attracted by the frenzy of the blue shark.
"We were amazed as the shark bit the whole blue shark in half and proceeded to play tug of war with us with the remaining tail half,” he said. “Never seen anything this big so close to Sydney, and [it] has been a real shock to the Sydney fishing and surfing community."
The incident occurred last year, but video of it wasn’t posted on YouTube until earlier this month.
Another fishermen on the boat differed with Minter about the location of the sighting, telling Australia’s ninemsn.com that it occurred about 1.2 miles off the beach.