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Shark hit with paddle more than 20 times

Mark McCracken hit the shark with his paddle more than 20 times before he was able to paddle back to shore. (Xvic/Flickr)

Mark McCracken was fishing a half mile off Gaviota State Beach, in Southern California, when a hammerhead shark started ramming and biting his kayak, according to an Instagram post by McCracken on Monday. After hitting the shark with his paddle more than 20 times, the animal retreated enough for McCracken to paddle back to shore.

“Even after I was on shore, he paced back and forth in about three feet of water, like he was just waiting for me to come back out,” McCracken wrote on Instagram. “Pretty bizarre and crazy experience to say the least.”

Watch the encounter here:

 

Mark: 1 Shark: 0 I was trolling for bonito yesterday when out of nowhere this tweaked out hammerhead started ramming and biting my kayak. I had to hit him over 20 times before he finally gave me some space but still stalked me for a half mile all the way back to shore. Even after I was on shore, he paced back and forth in about 3 feet of water like he was just waiting for me to come back out. Pretty bizarre and crazy experience to say the least. #sharkattack #hammerhead #whycantwebefriends #ibeatupashark #getoutside #getoutdoors #getattackedbyashark #fishing #kayakfishing #madness #malibukayaks #gopro #goprodaily #goprohero4 #goprorealm #goprooftheday #hero4silver #goproshowcase #herefishyfishy #getoutthere #modernoutdoorsman #wildernesscultue #liveauthentic

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