Terrifying Moment Great White Breaks Into Diving Cage

NewsflarePublished: July 27, 2017Updated: July 28, 2017140 views
Published: July 27, 2017Updated: July 28, 2017

Terrifying footage has emerged of a great white shark breaking into a shark-diving cage.

The video, captured in Guadalupe Island, Mexico, shows the moment the shark gets its head stuck between the metal bars of the cage inches away from a diver. The diver ducks down to the bottom of the cage as the huge shark thrashes for several seconds. For a moment there, it seems the shark’s head gets stuck between the bars of the diving cage

Eventually the 15 foot great white breaks free and swims away.

''The great white was distracted by smaller fish as it approached some bait and became entangled in the dive master's section of the cage,” the filmer later wrote online. ''Fortunately, there were no injuries and everyone surfaced safely,'' he added.

Although the clip was recorded in 2015, it has only just emerged online.

Great whites are marked as vulnerable on IUCN list. The novel Jaws by Peter Benchley and the subsequent film by Steven Spielberg depicted the great white shark as a "ferocious man eater". Humans are not the preferred prey of the great white shark, but, nevertheless, the great white is responsible for the largest number of reported and identified fatal unprovoked shark attacks on humans. (source: Wikipedia)

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