Shawn and his wife live remotely in a 880-square-foot cabin along with their three dogs. They implemented many of the things they learned from the internet and trial and error. They have been helped by so many contributors over the years and desire to now return the favor to other Canadian Homsteading readers. They heat with a woodstove and cut firewood by hand from their 11 acres. They went back to the land and are essentially do-it-yourself people.
Humans are not a favorite plate for Nurse Sharks that are consuming generally squids, clams, crustaceans or other things.
But something unexpected happened recently to a Californian woman. Katarina Zarutskie, a brave-hearted 19-year-old Instagram model from Laguna Beach, California and nursing student decided to take some swimming photos near a shoal of massive fishes with hundreds of sharp teeth.
Despite sharks ruthless reputation, Nurse Sharks are known as not being a real threat for swimmers and snorkelers. This species doesn’t have the drive to prey for human flesh. There have been only a few attacks in history. And only a single case when actually the attack was not provoked by man. So she was not expecting the shark’s next move.
“I was pulled underwater for a few seconds and then ripped my wrist out of the shark’s mouth as fast as I could,” said Zarutskie for NBC on Monday.
In the moment of attack, these sharks are ”sucking” the prey into their mouth, making a unique ”slurping” sound.
“I could feel his teeth sinking into my arm “
Zarutskie was on a family vacation when she went swimming with the hungry predators. She didn’t contact a specialized company but trusted her surfer instinct. She entered the ocean and float near Staniel Cay marina, while the father of her boyfriend was taking photos.
Useless Warning Sign
“These animals are considered quite docile but can and do bite on occasion”. This is what David Hocher, the owner of Staniel Cay marina expressed through an email. He emphasized there is a warning sign posted for visitors. It is saying that Nurse Sharks “can and do bite” and that visitors must “swim with the sharks at your own risk.” Even that, no lethal case was reported until now. From the photos made public, sharks were eating at that time of the attack, and they “mistake a hand or fingers for a piece of food.”
“[The doctors] now believe that I still have pieces of the shark teeth in my arm and I will forever have a scar,” said Zarutskie. She only worries that the scar will touch on her modeling career.
She considers herself lucky despite anything “I am so fortunate that I still have my arm and my life.”