In January, a New Zealand doctor colourfully recounted his tangle with a shark. James Grant, 24, was spearfishing off the country’s South Island when he a 2-metre long shark, believed to be a seven gill, grabbed his leg. At first, he thought it was one of his buddies, then realized it was a shark.
“To be honest it was a bit of an odd reaction,” he told Radio New Zealand. It wasn’t really fear or anything, it was just like: ‘F**k it, I’ve got to try and get this thing off my leg.'”
And once he did and made it to shore, he ditched his wetsuit and saw bites up to 5 centimetres long. Then, Grant did what anyone would do – stitched himself up and went to the pub for a beer. (Once there, he was given a bandage as blood dripped on the floor, he told Radio New Zealand.) Oh, and Grant was back to work at a local hospital a couple of days later, where staff cleaned up his stitches.
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