Instagram model attacked by shark while posing for photo

  • Instagram model attacked by shark while posing for photo

Instagram model attacked by shark while posing for photo

Since coming out of the water and reflecting on the situation, she added: "They are wild animals and it's an uncontrollable situation".

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.

When asked whether she went into the water because the the post would generate a lot of hits on Instagram and increase the number of followers, Zarutskie replied "no". "[The doctors] now believe that I still have pieces of the shark teeth in my arm and I will forever have a scar", she said, slightly concerned for her modeling career.

According to the Exuma Online, a tourist website for the island claims nurse sharks are "harmless to humans" and promotes swimming with them as a "once in a lifetime adventure". Still, at the end of the day, she said she's "fortunate that [she] still [has her] arm and [her] life".

But while Ms Zarutskie floated with the beasts swimming her around her, one of the sharks latched onto her arm and dragged her underwater.

Since her story was featured in U.S. media, Katarina has been inundated with thousands of new followers and comments online, including a barrage of negativity from online trolls.

Melissa Brunning was hand-feeding a group of tawny nurse sharks on the back of a boat in Dugong Bay, in WA's far north, when one latched on and nearly took off her finger.

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

"But it's the internet right?" "They took the information they wanted and really spun the story in a way that I'm a stupid blond Instagram model". She had to get several stitches and was put on a round of antibiotics. However, she missed a warning sign that stated that nurse sharks "can and do bite", reports NBC News.

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!" The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of, its sponsors or advertisers.