A kayaker in California got the shock of his life on Tuesday when one of the world’s deadliest fishes launched itself into his plastic boat.
“There was a huge explosion of water behind me, and I instantly knew something just wasn’t right,” he told NBC, adding that he immediately knew it was a great white.
“Shark’s eyes were rolled up in the back of his head. I saw his gums and all his fangs bared. His whole head was halfway out of the water,” he said.
The shark then mysteriously let go, circling the boat again. The kayaker was able to make it back to shore safely.
“The biggest fish story you could ever tell is getting attacked by a great white shark. It just never happens,” he said.