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Doctor stabs shark, stitches wound and heads to pub (Video)
Doctor stabs shark, stitches wound and heads to pub

Doctor stabs shark, stitches wound and heads to pub (Video)

New Zealand man James Grant didn’t panic when attacked by a shark while fishing on Saturday. Instead, he fought off the mammal, stitched his own wounds onshore and went for a pint before attending hospital.

Grant, a 24-year old junior doctor, was spearfishing with friends on Saturday on the South Island when he was attacked by what appeared to be a sevengill shark.

“(I thought) bugger, now I have to try and get this thing off my leg,” he told Radio New Zealand.

Grant, 24, said he didn’t get a good look at the shark but the nature of several wounds suggested it was a sevengill shark and about 20 centimeters (7.8 inches) across at the jaw. Full-grown sevengills can measure up to 3.0 meters (10 feet) in length.

“I sort of just fought the shark off. The shark got a few stabs. The knife wasn’t long enough though,” he later told Fairfax Media.

After getting rid of the shark, Grant swam ashore and stitched his cuts using a first aid kit he kept in his vehicle for when his pig-hunting dogs were injured.

He and his friends then abandoned their fishing expedition and went to a nearby tavern where he was given a beer for himself and a bandage for the wound to stop blood dripping on the floor.

“It would have been great if I had killed it because there was a fishing competition on at the Colac Bay Tavern,” Grant said.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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    1. Mammal? That’s a great white… (which, by the way, is a cartilaginous fish)

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