Man Fights Off Shark, Stitches up Own Leg, Goes to Pub

(Photo: Hermanus Backpackers)

James Grant went spearfishing with friends near Colac Bay off New Zealand's South Island. He was in about 6 feet of murky water when he felt something bite into his leg and pull on him.

At first, the thought that it was one of his friends playing a prank. But when he realized that he was fighting a shark, he drew his knife and stabbed at it. Then he scrambled up on the shore. Using a first aid kit, he stitched up the bite wounds, some of which were 2 inches across.

Then Grant went off to a nearby pub to enjoy a few pints with friends. Courteously, he put on a bandage when he saw that he was dripping blood on the floor.

Having taken care of business, he went to a hospital to get more stitches and was back at work on Monday. After all, it was just a shark attack--nothing to get worked up about

-via Dave Barry

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