Dale Pearson and Eric Mack waded into the Sea of Cortez in Mexico on May 27They believed they spotted a hammerhead shark before identifying it as a great whiteThe friends first believed the 14-foot shark was caught in a net before noticing two huge propeller wounds on its backPearson then sees that the shark is circling the water looking for stingrays to feed on as it rests from its injuriesVideo shows the shark was swimming in three-feet water no more than two miles away from Pearson‘s seaside home
Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com
12:41 BST, 12 June 2017
Video captures the moment he soon realizes he’s standing just a few feet away from the animal with the highest recorded number of fatal attacks on humans.
Video captures the moment that they slowly approach the shark in the shallow waters (pictured, Pearson in front of the great white shark). The two assumed it had been caught in a gill net before noticing two huge propeller wounds on its back
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Deciding the shark isn’t stuck but feeding on stingrays as it circles through the water that is no more than three-feet deep, Pearson gets an up-close look before the predator flashes its razor sharp teeth.
‘To see such a huge shark in basically my front yard was quite unnerving,’ he said.
Pearson at one point points the camera towards his house (pictured), which is no more than two miles away from the massive shark. ‘To see such a huge shark in basically my front yard was quite unnerving,’ he said
After watching the video, officials at the Marine Conservation Science Institute in California shared it on their Facebook page, explaining that ‘the injuries from the boat propeller would likely not kill the shark’.
‘They are exceptionally tough with incredible healing ability,’ the institute wrote last Thursday in a post.
‘White sharks are generalists (and scavengers) when it comes to diet,’ Domeier wrote on Facebook. ‘In other words they will eat whatever they want at that moment!’
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