Should they have had a bigger boat?
During a fishing trip off the coast of Pinellas County, a boat encountered what’s described as a 14-16 foot great white shark.
What happened next surprised the passengers that traveled that day. Watch as the great white shark proceeded to try to chomp on the boat’s engines.
VIDEO: HUGE Great White shark makes a rare close encounter in the Gulf of Mexico, biting a St. Petersburg woman's boat while fishing, then puts on a show for them. A monster fish tale tonight @ 6 on @FOX13News #GreatWhite #shark #florida #offshoretherapy ????️ courtesy Erika Almond pic.twitter.com/L6qrPRmIlr— Mark Wilson FOX13 (@MarkWilsonTV) January 22, 2021
The captain even pet the amazingly large fish.
WHOA! The boaters were fishing about 65 miles off the coast of the Tampa Bay area when a massive great white shark approached, taking a bite out of one of their boat's motors. WATCH: https://t.co/3xO02ovQGJ pic.twitter.com/7klG1W5o0y— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) January 22, 2021
We don’t suggest trying to pet a shark. We don’t believe we need to provide a PSA explaining why.
[Source: Fox 13 News]