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Terrifying Video Shows Great White Shark Circling Family For An Hour Before Attacking Their Boat

A video showing a close encounter between a massive 14-foot great white and an Australian family has been making waves on social media.

Terrifying Video Shows Great White Shark Circling Family For An Hour Before Attacking Their Boat
The footage, taken on the water off the coast of Mandurah, south of Perth, shows a massive great white shark swimming right up to the side of the boat, opening its mouth up wide and using its razor sharp teeth to chomp down on the boat's outboard motor.

The shark continued circling the family for an hour before swimming off, as the family returned safely to the shore.

The footage was captured by David Tuckfield while fishing with his wife Tanya and his 14-year-old son Shelby on April 15.

Reflecting on the encounter, boat owner Tuckfield told 9 News: “We had a big visitor from the deep come up, nice size ... white pointer”

“He tried to take a chunk out of the motor — we were mesmerized,” exclaimed Tuckfield, who had reportedly never seen a shark that size or that close despite fishing the area frequently.

After an hour of circling the vessel, during which the “big majestic creature” bit the motor several times, Jaws finally swam off.

Despite the harrowing encounter, the family said the interaction was the highlight of their Easter weekend.

“We don’t appreciate them until you see them up close, and it is their playground,” said Tuckfield.

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