Man drives for help with shark chomping on his leg.

It’s bad enough being bitten by a shark, even if it is a little shark at only twenty-three inches, but it’s worse when the damned thing won’t let go and you have to swim to shore, get in your car and then drive for assistance while the little bugger is hanging off your calf.

CNN.com – Swimmer drives with shark on leg – Feb. 11, 2004

“Once I got on to shore, a couple of people tried to help me, but I could not remove it. It was stuck there, so I got up into my car and then drove to the clubhouse, and luckily the guys down there had a clue what to do.”

A senior lifeguard at the clubhouse, Michael Jones, said he couldn’t believe his eyes when Tresoglavic turned up—shark in tow.

“He basically asked the question: ‘Can you help me get it off?’ There’s nothing in our procedure manual for that type of thing,” Jones said.

The lifeguards flushed the shark’s gills with fresh water, forcing it to loosen its grip on Tresoglavic’s leg—with blood oozing from 70 needle-like punctures. The shark later died.

It may have been small, but it made up for it in attitude and determination.

7 thoughts on “Man drives for help with shark chomping on his leg.

  1. They buried the shark in the garden…what a waste, could’ve had flake and chips for the whole street!

    Note: Fish & Chips is an Australian culinary delicacy inherited from the English.

  2. Chihuaha shark species. Heh, could you imagine the Taco Bell commercials you could get out of that? “Yo quiero unas piernas.”

    Hmmm. Shark and Chips. Shark bites man, man bites shark. It works.

  3. It may have been small, but it made up for it in attitude and determination.

    And now it’s dead. Makes me want to jump in the PETAmobile (a car in the shape of a deer carcase on top of the roof of a car) and drive around Houston in a snit.

    That’ll learn em!

  4. Reminds me of the little chickenhawk and Foghorn Leghorn from Looney Tunes.

    “Are ya gonna come quietly, or do I have ta mush ya up?”

  5. Didn’t Aesop write a tale about something like this?  Or maybe it was those Grimm fellas. Something about not giving up? I’m sure the shark didn’t die in the end though…

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