A woman was pulled into the waters off Australia after being bitten by a shark.
The entire harrowing encounter was captured on video, which shows Brunning screaming as she is dragged into the water before the boat's crew and her friends pull her out.
'I think the shark was in shock as much as I was, ' she said.
Melissa Brunning was standing on the stern of a yacht, feeding fish to a group of tawny nurse sharks, when one sank its teeth into her finger and dragged her overboard.More news: Dhule: Five lynched on suspicion of being child-lifters, 15 held
The two-metre (6.6-foot) creature, which has strong jaws and rows of sharp teeth, sucked at her right index finger "like a Hoover (vacuum cleaner)", she told The West Australian late Saturday. "He'd clamped on it and it felt like it was shredding off the bone", the woman from Perth told the network.
When interviewed by Australian news channel 7 News about the incident, she said she sustained cuts, a fracture, a torn ligament, and an infection on her finger from the attack.
'The only way I can describe it is this enormous pressure and it felt like it was shredding it off the bone'.
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The victim was afraid that I would lose him. The sharks will bite defensively if stepped on or if they feel their space is being invaded.
She said she was wrong to attempt to feed the sharks and cautioned others against doing the same. When you are in the water, they are top of the food chain, it is their domain.
"It was an unforgettable trip, I've got a cool story, a cool injury and I'll have a cool little scar, but I'm just grateful that it wasn't worse than what it was", she said.
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