It's only a scratch, says man bitten by shark
November 02 2004 at 01:28PM
As a shark tour operator one was often injured on a boat, Andre Hartman said after a baby Great White shark bit him on the foot at the weekend.
"If you play with blades you are likely to get cut, but it's only a scratch and it happens all the time. I've been cut on my finger a few times and this is the same," said Hartman.
"While I was talking to a tourist from the Czech Republic I was dangling my right foot over the side of the boat and was bitten by a baby white shark."
"They were just taking nice pictures and no one was watching. My foot was dangling above the water when the shark arrived," said Hartman.
'My foot was dangling above the water when the shark arrived'
He said he had turned his head for a few seconds when the two-metre shark took a bite at his foot.
"They don't really see the bait and go for the smell and my foot was there. It was my own fault, but I suffered only three puncture holes," said Hartman.
He said he had been a shark operator for about eight years.
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