Fisherman lands shark; hero dog saves him when shark bites, opens artery

Fisherman lands shark; hero dog saves him when shark bites, opens artery
Sevengill shark, up close and personal. YouTube video

[Ed. – Moral of the story: don’t haul in a shark unless you’ve got a posse and a plan.  Collaterally, seems like this genius missed a couple of important clues (like, “shark with his Irish up because I’ve got him on a hook is swimming towards me.”)]

James White, of Rohnert Park, was fishing from the shore at Bodega Bay in Sonoma County last month when he managed to catch a sevengill shark, NBC Bay Area reported. …

“The only way I think I was able to get the line back is because it was swimming towards me,” he said.

When White went to remove the hook from the shark, it twisted and bit down on his ankle.

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“Immediately there was blood everywhere. The first bite punctured an artery,” White told NBC.  …

Darby — who was sitting in White’s car up a hill nearby — suddenly sprang into action. The pooch managed to open the car door when he heard his owner yell for help.

The 1-year-old, 100-pound dog ran toward the shark, biting the big fish in its gills …

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