Shark Bites Kayak In California, Leaves Behind Teeth

The sharks have been protected in California since 1994.

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Shark Bites Kayak In California, Leaves Behind Teeth
Shark Bites Kayak In California, Leaves Behind Teeth

Danny McDaniel of San Diego said he was kayaking with friend John Chambers near Ship Rock in Camp Emerald Bay during the afternoon Saturday when the shark’s head unexpectedly came out of the water and enveloped the back of his boat.

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Shark Bites Kayak In California, Leaves Behind Teeth

“I saw the snout of the shark over the back of the kayak,Then I followed the snout up and there’s a giant, immense body off to the right side of the boat.”

He told the Los Angeles Times.

Chambers shouted from about 25 feet away for McDaniel to hit the shark on the head with his paddle, but McDaniel said he was frozen with fear. The shark held on for about five seconds before letting go and swimming away, leaving behind two of its teeth. McDaniel said the incident was chronicled by his fitness tracker.

“My heart jumped at 4:30 exactly, about 150 yards west from Ship Rock.”

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