A group of friends fishing off the coast of Cape May this weekend were forced to end their day early after a great white shark munched their bag of bait, then went for the engine.

The crew started out the day fishing for the far less fearsome mako shars, an endeavor that was abruptly aborted when a 16-foot great white swam up alongside the boat and casually tore off their supply of chum. A video of the scene reveals that the friends were more perturbed about the lost bait than they were worried about the mammoth monster sinking the boat and murdering them all.


"Was it worth it though?" one woman muses. "I'll buy you a new chum bag; that was amazing."

Apparently unsatisfied by her amuse-bouche of bait, the fearsome creature returned a moment later to take an exploratory nibble of the boat's engine, though ultimately swam away without inflicting any damage.

Great white population have surged in the last decade, reportedly thanks to conservation efforts.