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Video: Great White Shark Spotted Off Venice

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"It's like an airplane in the water!" marvels a woman taking in the awesome but terrifying sight of a nearby great white shark, as seen Thursday about three miles off the shores of Venice Beach.

Fisherman Nico Schwarcz was on the boat with friends hoping to land a big catch, but did not expect to see a shark they estimate to be about 20-feet long.

Schwarz said he noted the shark coming closer, and circling their boat, according to L.A. Now, who add that the shark actually "left a few teeth marks on part of the motor."

Ultimately, they opted to move the boat away from their new frenemy.

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They shot some video, which is, alas, not only laced with some f-bombs, but was done vertically, so be cautioned: