Australian surfer bitten by wobbegong shark

An Australian surfer has been bitten by a wobbegong shark off the coast of New South Wales. The unidentified man was bitten on the foot at Birubi Beach in Port Stephens October 27. He was able to make it to the beach around 9:30 a.m. and was treated on scene by an off-duty nurse. The 31-year-old man was bleeding heavily from the puncture wound, and was taken to the John Hunter Hospital. A shark biologist from the Department of Primary Industries identified the shark involved as a 3- to 5-foot…

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Fisherman Bitten by a Shark in Merimbula *Graphic*

Jesse Phillips shark bite blurred

A fisherman has been bitten by a shark in Merimbula, New South Wales. Jesse Phillips had hooked a 6-foot (2m) shark around 2 a.m. December 6 and was reeling it in when the shark fought back. As the 20-year-old was attempting to pull the shark into shore it flipped around and clamped onto Phillips’ right hand. The suspected wobbygong shark did not want to let go, and as Phillips attempted to pry the shark’s mouth open, he sustained injury to the thumb and pinky finger of his left hand. Phillips’…

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Surfer Bitten By Shark in Australia

A surfer has reported being by bitten by a shark in Australia October 15. Cooper Hallam was surfing around 32 feet (10m) from Kings Beach in Caloundra, Queensland when he was bitten on the left side of his waist. As he was lying on his surfboard, the “shark hit me hard from the rear left side, felt it take 2 or 3 quick bites, before I could even react and thrash it off,” Hallam reported to Dorsal Shark Reports. He said the shark was small and “couldn’t fit [its] jaws…

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Boy Bitten By a Wobbeggong Shark

A twelve-year-old boy was bitten by a wobbegong shark in Australia today. The young man was north of Byron bay at First Sun Beach just after midday when he was bitten on the foot. The wound was minor and though emergency personal were not required, his parents did take him to the hospital as a precaution. He should have a rapid recovery from the small puncture wound. Wobbegong sharks are normally docile and usually only bite in defense.  They are extremely flexible and can reach around to bite anyone choosing…

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Wobbegong Shark Bites Surfer

Shane Hilder was surfing with his daughter Molly over the weekend when he was bitten by a wobbegong shark. The high school teacher was around a 55 yards off a beach in Caloundra, Australia when the incident occurred. Mr. Hilder originally thought an adult body surfer had bumped his leg underwater, but felt that it was heavier than that. “It had a lot of weight to it so I knew it was something big and that’s when I jumped back and it bit me,” he told ABC News. The roughly…

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*Graphic*13-year old surfer bitten by shark in Australia

Kirra-Belle Olsson was surfing at Avoca Beach off the Australian east coast when she was bitten by a nearly four foot shark Friday October 17th. At first she believed a friend was playing a prank, but when she realized it was a shark, she panicked. “I just remember catching my first wave, like I did a couple of turns in it and got off and I felt, like, twice something grabbed my foot and I just thought it was a mate ­behind me trying to scare me,’’ the 13-year-old told…

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