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Great white shark attacks local fisherman's boat

A great white shark confrontation Monday morning is leaving one Florida charter fisherman explaining he’d never before encountered a shark that aggressive.

Capt. Scott Fitzgerald of Madfish Charters was about eight miles into the Gulf of Mexico when he felt a big bump in his boat.

The shark chomped down onto the boat's trolling motor three different times before he decided it was best to cut and run.

“He had the entire trolling motor in his mouth, and was moving it side to side, and it was shaking the boat,” Fitzgerald told News 13. “I've been chartering for nine years, and I’ve never seen a shark try to attack my boat. It was very exciting for all of us. It really got our hearts beating hard.

Click here for the full video report with Fitzgerald’s video of the encounter.