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Fisherman spots great white shark off Venice Beach

August 10, 2012 |  7:21 am

Nico Schwarcz may have been looking to catch some fish, but on Thursday he got a little more than he bargained for.

The fisherman said he was about three miles off Venice Beach when a huge great white shark swam up to his friend's fishing boat.

He said the shark was "slowly just circling looking at us … getting closer and closer pretty much."

The shark, which appeared larger than the 18-foot boat, seemed to get aggressive and left a few teeth marks on part of the motor.

"It was definitely a big enough shark to knock the boat over," Schwarcz said.

Schwarcz and his friend shot some video of the shark, then motored right back to shore.

"Big daddy came around and started circling the boat and then started biting the boat and then we decided to leave," he said.


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