27-year-old Shaun Harrington was nearly lunch for a hungry shark off the Gold Coast when he foolishly left the cage he was in to hop back on the boat.
The cage wasn’t exactly shark-proof either, however, considering it was a flimsy $50 birdcage, according to the Daily Telegraph.
“I jumped into the water and was swimming with the cage and the next thing I knew, the bloody thing was coming at me,” he said.
“I was flailing around like crazy to get back on the boat before it sunk it’s teeth into me.”
Realizing the gravity of the situation, Harrington quickly jumped back onto the boat, vowing to never do anything so stupid again.