An unidentified 23-year old woman in the US state of Florida was rushed to a hospital on Sunday after being bitten by a shark — with the whole animal still clutching on to her right arm, according to the Guardian.
The small nurse shark, which was about two feet (61 centimeters) long, was killed by a beachgoer soon after the attack. The victim, a 23-year-old woman was bitten while bathing at a beach in the coastal city of Boca Raton, according to city-fire rescuers.
The woman was rushed to the city’s regional hospital with the shark still attached to her right forearm.
According to the Shark Research Institute, nurse sharks are nocturnal creatures, and are often found lying motionless on the ocean floor in rocky coastal areas during the day.
The sharks eat small fish and creatures like lobster, squid, and sea urchins — not human flesh. More photos below…