Fisherman Comes Face-to-Face with 200-lb Shark

One British fisherman will likely be talking about “the one that got away” for years to come after he came face-to-face with a 200-pound shark.

Ken Pike says he was fishing off the coast of Devon over the weekend when the eight-foot shark began circling his boat. While that would be enough to send even the most seasoned fisherman into a panic, the shark took its taunting one step further, Pike says. “It looked at me with its beautiful big eyes and grinned,” he recalls. “I just watched it. It was so exhilarating. It swam around six times in total.”

While some might believe the shark was stalking potential prey, Pike doesn’t believe its intentions were of a much friendlier nature. “It felt like such a privilege that of all the people that go out there, it chose me to say hello to,” he says.

Would Pike still think the shark was friendly had he been in the water with it? Are humans the only creatures that greet each other?

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