Great white shark repeatedly attempts to bite fishing boat

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Feb. 29, 2016 at 8:47 AM

WHANGAREI, New Zealand, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- A group of fishermen off the coast of New Zealand captured video of a hungry great white shark repeatedly trying to bite different parts of their boat.

The video, posted to YouTube by Hamish Clarke, shows the shark swimming around the boat and putting its mouth on different parks of the vessel while the astonished humans look on and film it with their phones.

"It then hit its nose on the boat which made its attitude become more aggressive," the filmer wrote online. "Eventually it then left."

The video, filmed Feb. 20 near Frenchman Island, involved the same boat and crew seen in an earlier released video showing one of the passengers reaching down to pet a passing shark on the same day.

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