Horrifying video shows great white shark CHOMPING a family's boat after circling for an hour

The family was out fishing when the 14-foot long predator breached behind the boat with its mouth wide open

                            Horrifying video shows great white shark CHOMPING a family's boat after circling for an hour
Great white shark mauls boat engine (screenshot from 9 News Australia/YouTube)

A video has surfaced online which looks like it is a scene out of 'Jaws'. And rightly so! An Australian family had an up-close and personal encounter after a gigantic great white shark chomped on the motor of their boat. The footage is currently making waves across social media platforms. 

David Tuckfield, the Aussie on the boat, was reportedly out fishing with his wife Tanya and 14-year-old son Shelby when the great white shark circled their boat for almost one hour before mauling the motor. "We had a big visitor from the deep come up, nice size … white pointer," Tuckfield told 9News. The Australian family was off the coast of Mandurah near the south of Perth.


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The predator approached the 24-foot boat in an attempt to snatch the teenager's catch. In the clip, the great white shark, which Tuckfield assumed to be 14-feet-long, can be seen breaching behind the boat with its mouth wide open while the wife can be heard letting out a loud scream the moment she saw the predator. 


The clip further shows the apex predator chomping the motor with its terrifyingly jumbo jaws. Tuckfield said, "He tried to take a chunk out of the motor — we were mesmerized." Reportedly, he had never seen a shark this large or from this proximity despite the fact that he is a regular fisher in the area. After almost one hour of circling around the vessel, the great white shark bit the motor of the boat quite a few times, before finally swimming off. 

Regardless of how horrifying the encounter may seem to netizens, the Tuckerfields called it the highlight of their Easter weekend. “We don’t appreciate them until you see them up close, and it is their playground,” said Tuckfield.

A Twitter user said, "This is hardly concerning behaviour. It's not like they were in the water with the shark and should've at least understood that if they were fishing, especially if it was a successful fishing outing, that there's every chance it would attract something. Especially in those waters" 



A few months ago in February 2022, multiple beaches in Sydney were shuttered after a great white shark attacked and killed a swimmer. It was the first brutal fatality on the city's beaches in almost six decades.

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