In Australia’s oceans, close call with sharks are incredibly common.
The most feared shark in the world, the Great White, expends a whole lot of time off of Australia’s coast, so it’s not unusual for a fisherman to spot one. What happened to Nic Wilks, however, is altogether unusual.
It started out as a normal enough day. Wilks was out angling with his father off the shores of the Port Pirie, but then he noticed a shark off the side of the barge. What happened next is a struggle for the ages.
The Great White grabbed onto his fishing net and refused to let go, lunging into the air as Wilks tried to pull the net inside.
Wilks get into quite the tug of war with the animal, which looked like it had just eaten because it had fresh blood on its nose.
Eventually, Wilks hit the shark on the nose in an attempt to get the ogre away from his boat.
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