California man encounters massive great white shark off coast of Catalina Island

A California man came face to face with a great white shark and lived to tell the tale. 

The incident happened off the coast of Catalina Island earlier this week. 

Danny McDaniel says he was with a friend kayaking after a morning scuba diving session when he felt something push the boat.

He turned around to find a great white shark taking a massive bite out of his kayak. McDaniel says everything happened so fast, and the shark was below the surface in seconds.


Courtesy: Danny McDaniel

But the shark did leave McDaniel with a little souvenir… two big teeth.

Oceanographers say based on the size of the teeth, they estimate the shark to be 17 to 20 feet long.