Watch: Great white shark devours anglers’ tuna, returns for more

·1 min read

Anglers targeting mako sharks during a tournament Sunday off Maryland were visited instead by a great white shark that devoured a tuna carcass hanging overboard as chum.

The accompanying footage shows the 12-foot shark ripping the tuna from its tether and moments later returning for a closer inspection of the boat’s stern.

“Hey, don’t eat my motor, bro!” an angler barks as the shark nearly brushes the vessel’s outboard engine.

The close encounter involved the boat Miller Time and occurred on the third and final day of the Mako Mania Shark Tournament out of Bahia Marina in Ocean City. Capt. Brandon Miller estimated the shark to measure 12 feet.

ALSO ON FTW OUTDOORS: Humpback whale’s ‘unthinkably high’ breach captured in photos

Stated Fish In OC: “The shark entered their chum slick and can be seen biting and hanging on to a tuna carcass presented by Ryan Oberholtzer as it swims just inches from the boat. The action took place at the 20 fathom fingers off of Ocean City, Maryland on June 6, 2021. The big shark swam away unharmed.”

Miller Time failed to make the Mako Mania leaderboard, but this spectacle undoubtedly proved to be a nice consolation.

White sharks, a protected species, are spotted sporadically off Ocean City.

–Images courtesy of Fish In OC