Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A shark tale

You've heard the expression 'in the belly of the beast,' well this nearly became a reality for an Australian diver when a 10-foot shark grabbed him by the head, crushing his face mask and breaking his nose. According to a witness, Eric Nerhus (41) "... was actually bitten by the head down — the shark swallowed his head." Not happy with just his head, the shark went in for another bite, getting his teeth around Nerhus's torso. Amazingly he escaped (and has survived the attack) by poking the shark in the eye, which promoted it to let go and swim away. Continue reading.

Photo c/o
animalport.com

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