A video filmed by Mark McCracken shows a hammerhead shark attacking him, while he was in a tiny kayak on a recent fishing trip in Santa Barbara. As the shark circled the boat, Mark managed to keep it at bay long enough to start rowing back to shore.
According to the video description: "There was a 3" knife in the compartment right next to me. I considered [it] during the event but I preferred to not seriously hurt the shark if I didn't have to."
"Pretty sure I just kicked a hammerhead’s ass," he said after.