When charter boat Captain Hap Farrell took a group of clients to go fishing off the coast of Orleans, Mass., he wasn’t surprised that they were greeted by hungry great white sharks.

However, what he didn’t expect was for one of the sharks to leap out of the water and steal a fish off the line, yet he caught the whole thing on video:

Farrell, who charters a fishing vessel out of Cape Cod, Mass., took two groups of clients out for fishing expeditions near Orleans, and both of them were thwarted by hungry great white sharks. During the latter trip, one of the sharks even leapt from the water — quite dramatically, too — to snag a striped bass off the fishing line.

“It’s not an unusual occurrence, but the fact that I had a video camera at the time, I was able to get the shot,” Farrell told The Boston Globe. “You can’t plan something like that.”

The video has been viewed more than 20,000 times. Watch below:

Wow! That’s certainly an amazing – and frightening – experience, but Capt. Farrell said it’s all part of the job:

“Remember I’ve caught sharks before, so it was nothing special for me,” said the fisherman of 37 years.

Furthermore, Farrell says he isn’t all that frightened by his close encounters out on the Cape Cod Bay.

“It’s funny about nature,” he added to CBS Boston. “If you don’t play around with it or act scared of it or anything like that, you can pretty much get along with anything.”

Sounds like good advice!

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