& # 39; It wanted more than a taste & # 39 ;: spear fisher that was haunted by a great white shark for NINE minutes reveals how he & # 39; insanely & # 39; kept the predator away
- Joe Petrovich was 250 meters away from his boat and only had a spear gun
- He was only centimeters away from a large white of 4.5 meters
- The shark crept, circled, and tried to attack him in a nine-minute ordeal
- Petrovich said he was almost certain that he would not come back to his boat
A spear fisher stalked by a 4.5-meter-long white shark during a terrifying ordeal has opened up the near-death experience.
Joe Petrovich, 59, was 250 meters from his boat and only had a spear gun to keep the huge predator at bay while circling him off the coast of Burns Beach, Perth
The great white shark chased nine painful minutes and rushed to Joe – at one point along his chest with his teeth.
& # 39; I was about 75 percent sure that I would not come back to the boat. I thought I'd lose one leg and probably half the other, & Petrovich told Sunrise.
The brick factory, which was on a spear fishing expedition, managed to pierce the big white with its spear gun when the shark attacked him.
But the shark continued to circle him before he chewed Mr. Petrovich's left fin.
At a certain point, Mr. Petrovich was only inches away from the wide mouth and the sharp teeth of the large white one.
& # 39; I could have stuck my fist in his throat, it was that close, & # 39; he said The Western Australian.
& # 39; It was very crazy, the behavior of the shark, it was very strengthened. It wanted more than a taste. & # 39;
Mr. Petrovich was attacked in various directions by the predator.
Joe Petrovich (along with witness Gary Gilgallon) was 250 meters away from his boat and only had a spear gun to keep the monster at bay off the coast of Burns Beach, Perth.
& # 39; It swam ahead of me and it kept plunging its head to the right. It continued to swim in my direction and then it would pause, & he said.
& # 39; At the fourth time it plunged its head towards me and the next thing I know, it rushes straight at me and it runs at the spearhead itself.
& # 39; I am so glad I put a hole in it. I wouldn't be here without that spear gun. & # 39;
Mr Petrovich swam on his back to his boat, keeping his eyes on the shark.
& # 39; I didn't even look at the boat for two or three minutes to check if I was heading in the right direction, & # 39; he said.
The great white stalked, circled, and tried to attack Joe in the nine-minute ordeal, and at one point he came across his chest in a heartbreaking, close encounter
When he finally arrived at the boat, the great white man continued to chase him and was only two to three meters away at a few moments.
Witness and co-spear fisherman, Gary Gilgallon, thought the huge creature was just a small shark from a distance.
Petrovich said it was unusual to see sharks that showed so much interest in people.
& # 39; I don't think there was anything that turned this guy off, & # 39; said Mr. Gilgallon.
Despite the frightening incident, Mr. Petrovich said that he & # 39; ultimately & # 39; spear fishing.
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