TODAY   |  March 23, 2013

Great white gets stuck in shark cage

A tourist in South Africa got the surprise of his life when a shark got his head stuck in a shark cage meant to keep him out. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

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>>> finally, even though the whole point of going on a shark dive is to see sharks, it's the thing you just say but you really just kind of want to spend the day on the boat and get tan. am i right? am i right? i thought so. a group of people on the water in south africa got more than an awesome tan. a meet and greet with the great white shark . the guy was supposed to see a passing shark. that's what he signed up and paid for. instead the shark ignored the bait and wedged its head inside the cage. somehow he avoided the shark's bite by ducking his head. that guy's kids will have the best show and tell video of all time for the rest of their lives. he's going to win first grade, second grade, third, grade and fourth grade he can reuse that video.

>> i did that in the cage. they are ticklish behind the gill if you scratch it.

>> you made him laugh.

>> they get very close. you feel you are protected in this cage. at least you hope.

>> why do they have to make the cage so wide?

>> you can't to get a view.

>> there's a better way to do that.

>> you get an extra small shark and forget it. your days are done.

>> after seeing that video --

>> you're not doing it again,