|A great white shark trailing a kayaker 150 yards|
off the coast of Cape Cod on Saturday.
"I didn't want to just yell, 'Shark, shark,' and scare people. But when I saw the fin following the kayaker, I began yelling and waving my paddle."
- From experienced surfer and paddle-boarder Dana Richardson, who initially hoped to avoid terrifying beachgoers when he spotted a 14-foot great white shark trailing close behind a nearby kayaker off the coast of Cape Cod.
Here are ten other things that wouldn't be helpful to yell when a great white shark is chasing someone nearby.
- Don't worry. He's more afraid of you than you are of him!
- You distract him. I'll go for help!
- Just back away slowly!
- Try paddling in a zig-zag pattern!
- Good news - studies show humans are more dangerous to great whites than they are to us!
- Spread your arms and try to look large!
- Holy shit! That's a keeper!
- Whatever you do, don't make eye contact!
- I think you're going to need a bigger boat!
- Best of luck, buddy!