This Instagram Model Got Bitten By A Shark During An Impromptu Photoshoot


Hocher said the docile shark was likely drawn to the dangling fingers.

Zarutskie has almost doubled her following on Instagram since her story came out; however, she has since made her account private, partly because she has "received a lot of rude and hateful comments from people that were saying ridiculous things", she told BBC.

The bite will leave a nasty scar, but the model says she feels blessed that the situation was not far worse.

Zarutskie said her past training for surfing and scuba diving quickly kicked in and helped her in the situation.

Katarina Elle Zarutskie, 19, posted photos of her wound on Instagram, detailing the incident before getting an overflow of comments and going private.

She is upset at the way she has been stereotyped and accused of being social-media obsessed and careless. But, she added, "I am so fortunate that I still have my arm and my life". Her boyfriend's father was taking photos, and he captured the exact moment one of the sharks bit down on her wrist and pulled her underwater.

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Thankfully she was okay and just had to get stitches and antibiotics for her injuries, though she does still have some fragments of teeth left in the wounds.

"I would recommend people to do it, but be smart about it".

Alongside photos from the misguided shoot, she wrote: "PSA: Sharks are cute and can nibble at times if not careful".

"But it's the internet right?" I know he mistook me. She went to the hospital to get treatment for her infected wounds.

Despite the scary experience, Zarutskie told Fox News she still loves the wildlife and sharks and hopes to bring awareness to the animals.

A Perth woman was also attacked by nurse sharks last month with vision of the attack caught on camera. "I definitely will be thinking twice but it won't be scaring me away!" she told the BBC. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of, its sponsors or advertisers.

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