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We salute you, Dan Hoey!

The Australian fisherman remains totally calm when an enormous great white shark swims up to his boat. The sea creature looks like it’s at least 15 feet long, but that doesn’t stop Hoey from shooing it away.

As the shark begins to try gnawing at the boat’s motor, Hoey grabs a bright red garden broom and starts to quite literally swat the predator away — like it’s your everyday nuisance of a stray cat.

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Hoey’s wife Rachel told the newspaper “When Dan came home and showed me the vision I didn’t think too much of it because we are used to seeing sharks, but after watching the video a couple of times it’s only just hit me how full on it was.”

“The shark nearly took a chunk out of my Yamaha motors, leaving a few small dents and scratches,” Hoey told The Herald Sun.

Act of remarkable bravery or display of utter stupidity? We guess that depends who you ask. It seems that Hoey didn’t truly grasp the intensity of the situation until he reviewed the video footage once he returned home. Hoey’s wife Rachel told the newspaper “When Dan came home and showed me the vision I didn’t think too much of it because we are used to seeing sharks, but after watching the video a couple of times it’s only just hit me how full on it was.”

That little broom packed a big punch.

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