Surprise of a lifetime: Great white leaps into fisherman's boat

It's like a scene straight out of the movies -- that's what 73-year-old fisherman Terry Selwood might've thought when a giant great white leaped straight into his boat.

The Marine Rescue organization captured images of fearsome creature, clocking in at an astonishing 7 feet long and 440 pounds. He told the Australia Broadcasting Corporation, "I just caught a blur coming in the corner of me eye ... and this thing hit me in the forearm, spun me round and knocked me off me feet."

Luckily save for losing a bit of skin from his arm, Selwood was able to get to safety, as the fish thrashed around.

When the coast guard arrived, they couldn't believe their eyes. But, for such a shocking encounter, the swarthy fisherman joked he can't wait to get back in the water and that maybe next time ... he'll get to wrestle with a crocodile.

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CEBU, PHILIPPINES - OCTOBER 05: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) pictured in Bohol Sea, on October 05, 2014 in Cebu, Philippines. PHOTOGRAPH BY Andrey Nekrasov / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Andrey Nekrasov/ Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
CEBU, PHILIPPINES - OCTOBER 05: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) pictured in Bohol Sea, on October 05, 2014 in Cebu, Philippines. PHOTOGRAPH BY Andrey Nekrasov / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Andrey Nekrasov/ Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
CEBU, PHILIPPINES - OCTOBER 05: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) pictured in Bohol Sea, on October 05, 2014 in Cebu, Philippines. PHOTOGRAPH BY Andrey Nekrasov / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Andrey Nekrasov/ Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
CEBU, PHILIPPINES - OCTOBER 05: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) pictured in Bohol Sea, on October 05, 2014 in Cebu, Philippines. PHOTOGRAPH BY Andrey Nekrasov / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Andrey Nekrasov/ Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
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Whale shark swimming near the surface in Cenderawasih Bay. Whale sharks here are thought to be resident all year round feeding by sucking nutrients from the fishing nets that hang below the fishing platforms(bagans).
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