DailyMail A Caribbean honeymoon nearly turned into a medical nightmare when a newlywed bride was almost mauled by a shark. Sarah Illig said that she’s lucky to still have her arm after she went swimming with the predators as part of a resort attraction at her hotel. ‘I felt a whoosh of water, something clamped down on my arm and I assumed my husband was playing a prank on me.’ Footage of the incident captured by her husband, Evan Carroll, shows Illig recoil almost immediately in pain, swimming away as quickly as possible from the marine animal. ‘Less than a second later I realized how much it hurt and looked past where my goggles were blocking my side vision to see the shark (bigger than myself) latched on to my arm.’ ‘I pulled away and got out of there,’ she added. Carroll, who works as a real estate agent in Charleston, South Carolina, posted pictures of the bloody aftermath to social media on Monday, showing where the predator had sunk its teeth. Illig later posted the footage captured on camera to her Facebook and Instagram, appearing to take the incident in stride. ‘Ended the honeymoon with a bang (bite),’ she wrote, adding ‘Check out the surprise and very rare nurse shark bite in the video and don’t forget the volume to hear the crunchhhhh.’
This video is going viral, a newlywed named Sarah Illig was on her honeymoon in the Caribbean intentionally swimming with sharks, when a nurse shark turned and quickly bit her on the arm causing lacerations. Nurse sharks are normally harmless towards humans unless they are provoked, but Sarah Illing’s arm as she swam through the water seemed to trigger a predatory response from this shark, which appeared to attack in a case of mistaken identity. If you want to get into the water and snorkel with sharks, you are taking a risk, even nurse sharks are dangerous predators with sharp teeth and if you are intentionally getting into the water with them there is always the chance of an attack.
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