Off the coast of the United States, the shark jumped into the boat to the fishermen.
Two lovers of sea fishing from the United States entered into a fight with a 136-kilogram predator, which jumped into their boat.
Fishermen from the US state of New Jersey Tom Rostron and Clint Simek almost became victims of a three-meter gray-blue shark, which almost destroyed their vessel during the next exit to the Atlantic Ocean.
Lovers of marine fishing went on a 9-meter ship on a training trip. Both men were preparing to take part in the upcoming competition for the capture of blue-gray sharks in June.
- Usually, fishermen do not hunt for such sharks two by one, but we decided that we could handle it before the season began. Moreover, we were not going to kill them and take them with us to the shore, - Tom Rostron told about the unusual journey.
The Americans managed to catch and release 14 sharks, when one especially large individual appeared next to their boat. The predator began to circle the baits, while she behaved aggressively.
- When the shark swallowed the bait and felt the hook, she jumped almost five meters out of the water! She jumped five times, eventually made a flip in the air and landed right on our deck, ”Rostron recalls.
Shocked men were watching at a distance for an uninvited guest, who, in an attempt to get out of the ship, began to smash everything.
“We were really scared, I was sure that she would eat us.” We tried to bounce her off with a broom, but she bit her like a toothpick. Then we were able to catch her by the tail, tie her and hook her with a hook. - Fought with her for two hours, all this time she was alive, - admitted Clint Simek.
Rostron and Simek admitted that they did not want to cause the shark unnecessary suffering, but the situation did not leave them any choice.
The damage that the toothed predator inflicted on the boat, the fishermen estimated at $ 5,000.