Kayaker fights off aggressive hammerhead sharks

Encounter caught on camera


A California man has quite the fish tale to tell his friends. Luckily he can back it up as it was all caught on video.

Mark McCracken, 33, fishing a half mile off a California beach, found himself being stalked by a hammerhead shark.

After he felt the animal bump his kayak, he said chaos broke out and he had to use his paddle to jab the shark's head.

The shark hung around for 15 minutes and McCracken even had to beat it off again when he was headed toward shore.

McCracken said he thought something was wrong with the animal by the way it followed him all the way back to shore.