Four Perth fishermen have had the fright of their life after a bronze whaler shark bit into their charter boat off the Western Australian coast on Wednesday.
The men’s annual fishing trip took a frightening turn in Coral Bay when the three-metre predator attempted to swallow their boat’s propeller.
It had been fighting on a line for an hour before it took a bite of the motor.
“He is a monster,” one man can be heard saying as they filmed, in awe of the shark.
“He has chomped the motor.
“Oh man, this is nuts.”
Captain Matt Zen said never in his “wildest dreams” did he expect a giant shark to take a bite of his boat.
“He took a liking to the engine and he hung on there for a good few minutes,” Zen said.
“We started to get a bit worried about how we were going to get him off.”
Another Fever Fishing charter man, Jarryd England, said the beast’s jaw “inhaled the entire propeller“.
“And that’s a big engine,” he said.
All up, the terrifying boat bite lasted five minutes before the predator swam off – fishermen, shark and motor unharmed.