CAUGHT ON CAMERA: California paddle-boarder gets personal visit from shark

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - A California boarder went looking for sharks -- and got quite the scare when he found one! Mike Durand says he heard two large sharks were spotted off the coast of Manhattan Beach, so he went to check it out with a video camera.

Durand saw the shark but wasn't expecting the animal to take a personal interest in him.

In the video, you can see the shark swims right underneath Durand's board, even bumping it.

So why did Durand venture out into possibly shark-infested waters?

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"It's exciting.  I like to live on the edge.  I like to surf good-sized waves and do things that scare me a little bit.  It makes me feel alive, so when I saw the shark, I was like, 'Aww, there it is.'  That's the footage I've wanted to get.  I will pursue this shark a little bit. 

I didn't know he would pursue me." The sharks are believed to be juvenile great whites, measuring between four and seven feet long.

A team of scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium have been dispatched to the area in an attempt to tag the sharks.

Courtesy: CNN News Source, KABC


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