An Australian fisherman redefined “extreme angling” after bravely fending off three sharks that have been trying to steal his catch.
“Fearless” sportsman Cooper Watson instructed Dogtooth Media he was fortunate he was not bitten himself throughout the assault, which occurred Sunday whereas the 21-year-old was fishing off the Cocos Islands, as seen on this wild video.
The jaws-dropping clip begins off innocuously sufficient with Watson dealing with a trevally he caught whereas standing in clear thigh-high water.
All of a sudden, a blacktip reef shark zooms into body and makes an attempt to snatch the fish out of his hand like a SeaWorld dolphin, prompting the fisherman to cry out in shock. Fortunately, he doesn’t drop the trevally.
The clip then cuts to the trevally swimming by the water whereas tethered to the rod, whereupon a second shark tries to make a move it at. However, this time Watson manages to battle the pilfering predator off by chasing it by the shallows whereas screaming obscenities.
The steel-nerved seaman makes use of the identical method to deter a 3rd shark, even throwing an underwater kick on the toothy critter.
This isn’t the primary time this week somebody has turned the tables on an apex predator.
A 28-year-old Canadian woman was hailed a hero Tuesday after punching a crocodile that was attacking her twin sister in Mexico’s Manialtepec Lagoon.
She is at present in crucial situation due to accidents she sustained throughout the battle.