A woman in Australia was bitten while feeding a shark, which then dragged her into the water.
Melissa Brunning, 34, was on a yacht in the remote Kimberley region in the northwest part of the country, when she tried to hand-feed up to four tawny nurse sharks swimming around her boat. Brunning said that she didn’t realize she shouldn’t hand feed a shark, until the animal became “like a Hoover,” sucking her right index finger into its mouth.
The shark pulled her into the water of Dugong Bay, which is inhabited by saltwater crocodiles that can grow up to 23 feet long and weigh more than a ton, according to Sky News.
Brunning sustained cuts, a fracture, a torn ligament and a bad infection from the bite, but did not lose her finger.