A group of Australian angling buddies came away from a recent outing with a fish tale about the one they were glad got away — a shark the size of their aluminum boat.
Just as they were about to start fishing about 2-1/2 miles offshore, they spotted a pod of dolphins, and then …
“I saw one with a massive fin and said, ‘That’s not a dolphin,' ” Daniel Flemming told News 9, of Perth. The curious 16-1/2-foot shark approached their boat and bit the transducer.
“When it first came up it was a bit daunting. It was a shark the same size as the boat, and it pushed the boat around a couple of times,” Flemming said.
The good-natured men admit that the predator’s attention made them nervous, but that didn’t stop them from filming the beast as it followed their boat for about two hours.