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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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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Surfer bitten by Wobbegong Shark

A surfer has been bitten by a wobbegong shark in New South Wales, Australia March 12. Mike Porter had minor cuts after a shark clamped on to his foot at Lighthouse Beach around 6 p.m. “I’d just come up from a wave and I was getting ready to take a photo when I felt it latch onto my foot.”he told Port News “I didn’t know what to think, but I had a pretty good idea it was a shark.” The 40-year-old then started fighting the shark. “I just kept punching…

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