‘Well I’ll Be Buggered’ — Great White Shark Jumps Into 73-Year-Old Man’s Boat
A 73-year-old man from New South Wales, Australia had the shock of a lifetime when a great white shark jumped INTO his boat. According to the man, he was out fishing for snapper (bottom fishing) when out of nowhere a massive great white shark jumped 4 feet out of the water right next to his boat and landed inside. That’s when things got hairy.
When a lively great white shark suddenly finds itself airborne it expects to hit the water after leaping. It most certainly does NOT expect to land in the boat, and when that shark finds itself trapped inside of a dry boat then it’s going to wreck shit.
The shark was estimated to weigh around 450-pounds, so it wasn’t a fully grown great white shark but still plenty large enough to demolish that old man’s boat.
“I caught a blur of something coming over the boat … and the pectoral fin of the shark hit me on the forearm and knocked me down on the ground to my hands and knees,” Mr Selwood said.
“He came right over the top of the motor and then dropped onto the floor.”
“He was 2.7 metres long and about 200 kilos.”
The boat measured 1.4 metres across and 4.5 metres long — a tight squeeze for a man and a shark.
“There I was on all fours and he’s looking at me and I’m looking at him and then he started to do the dance around and shake and I couldn’t get out quick enough onto the gunnel,” Mr Selwood said.
“He just bounced around in there and he struck my arm a couple of times and I thought he’d broke my arm to be honest but it’s just torn the skin off it.
“I was losing a fair amount of blood, I was stunned, I couldn’t register what happened and then I thought oh my God, I’ve got to get out of here.”via
That, my friends, is not a situation you ever want to find yourself in. Out fishing alone and suddenly a huge great white shark drops in your boat to say hello.
If you’ve never felt shark skin it’s similar to suede in construction. When touching it in one direction it’s extremely smooth, the other direction feels like sandpaper. I’m guessing the shark brushed this man hard on the abrasive side of the skin and peeled his flesh off.
Australia’s ABC News spoke with the survivor and you can check out his entire interview by following that link!