MARY REICHARD, HOST: Great white sharks can be deadly, but for a surfer in New Zealand, it’s a good thing sharks don’t care much for fist fights.
Nick Minogue of Auckland recently was surfing when the shark struck. Minogue told New Zealand’s “1 News”…
MINOGUE: It hit on the side of the arm and the elbow, and I didn’t really know what it was. Next thing I knew there was a shark just chomped over the front section of my board with its big head and eye looking back at me.
Sixty-year-old Minogue screamed, reached back and punched at the shark’s eye. He missed!
But he connected with a second punch, and the great white didn’t seem to like it.
MINOGUE: And after that punch, it’s eye sort of rolled up a little bit. I think they’ve got a protective coating on their eye, they roll up, and it decided to disengage from the board, thankfully.
Except for a pretty nasty cut on his arm, Minogue came out of it alright.
And he paddled away safe and sound.
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