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Australian dudes have a reputation for being glass-eating, tough as nails types born without the fear gene, traits that must come in handy in a country overflowing with dangerous wildlife.

The fisherman in this video fits that bill to a T. In the harrowing footage, he tries to wrestle his net from the jaws of a great white shark and somehow does.

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You have to wonder if all that machismo can sometimes be counterintuitive, though. A fishing net that sells for about 50 bucks on Ebay or your life? We’ll go with the latter option, thank you.

Looks like if you’re Australian, testosterone wins that tug of war.

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