Great white shark circles fishermen’s kayaks at Urunga: Video
A KAYAKING fisherman has caught the dramatic second he got here inches from a big nice white shark, slapping the water along with his paddle to scare the stalker away.
Ken Gerke and his mate Dave Barwise have been paddling round Urunga, on the New South Wales Mid North Coast, once they realised they have been being “chased” by the animal.
In what could possibly be a terrifying scene from a film, the shark’s fin emerges from the water because it makes a beeline for his or her kayaks, earlier than circling round beneath them.
Regardless of the heart-stopping close-calls, the pair manages to get a digicam underwater and seize the extraordinary second on Saturday morning.
“It’s chasing me. Hey Dave, come right here please,” Mr Gerke says in a panicked voice.
“That’s an enormous white shark, I’m f***ing shaking.
“He’s a superb three — what do you reckon — possibly 4 metres.
“I can hear him coming. Like I’m paddling, and I can hear him thumping away behind me.”
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Mr Gerke, posted the video to his Match and Journey Angler Fb web page, calling it an “superior encounter”.
“The footage kicks in after it had circled me as soon as already and I made a decision to maneuver away … sadly she determined to provide chase, she was very curious,” he wrote.
“Such an superior expertise. I’ve caught small sharks previously, had juvenile bull sharks cruise previous the (kayak) in native estuaries … however nothing like this beast.”
Mr Gerke mentioned the final a part of the footage was taken by Mr Barwise after he moved over close to him.
“He caught some superior footage of the shark checking me out,” he mentioned.
“Please excuse the language, panicked respiration and shaky footage … however I’m positive contemplating what occurred you’ll be able to perceive my pleasure and worry.”
Mr Gerke burdened to his followers to not make silly feedback about killing sharks.
“I don’t condone or conform to the culling of any sharks,” he mentioned.
“These sort of apex predators are to be admired and revered. It’s their yard … I’m solely visiting.”
And in case anybody was nonetheless questioning by the point they bought to the tip of this recap — Mr Gerke’s fishing was “sluggish” that day.
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