GRAPHIC VIDEO: Nurse Shark Latches Onto Man’s Belly and Won’t Let Go
OutdoorHub Reporters 09.28.17
Video of a man with a nurse shark latched onto his belly has got to be the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen.
According to Fox News, Ervin Maccarty was snorkeling with friends off the coast of Florida when a nurse shark suddenly clamped onto his stomach with no intention of letting go. The footage from the boat during this bizarre experience shows just how stubborn the shark was.
Based on what Newsflare is reporting, it sounds like Maccarty surfaced briefly during a dive to ask a friend for help with a grouper he had shot with a spear gun.
“I jumped in and went straight to the hole in about ten feet of water,” said Maccarty. “As soon as I get down there, the shark came out of another hole and bit me.”
When Maccarty made it back to the boat, he was greeted by his friends with jokes and laughter.
“He didn’t get your penis, did he?” an onlooker asked as others frantically tried to come up with a solution.
Finally, a man with a knife stabbed the shark to try to “bleed it out.” It appeared to be working, and the man began to relax his grip on the shark, but it suddenly released it’s bite only to sink it’s teeth into his gut again.
Eventually, the shark’s strength diminished and it let go of Maccarty’s belly. His friends helped wash the blood off, only to razz him more about the bite mark on his lower abdomen.
“That’s just a hickey!” one woman suggests.
However for Mccarty, it was a bit of an unnerving ordeal. The video says it all: