Instagram model bitten by shark while posing for photos

2018-07-12 14:09
Katarina Elle Zarutskie. (Photo: Facebook/Katarina Elle Zarutskie)

Katarina Elle Zarutskie. (Photo: Facebook/Katarina Elle Zarutskie)

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Doing things for the gram could have some serious consequences!

Katarina Zarutskie, from Miami, US, was enjoying a vacation with her boyfriend and his family in the Bahamas last month when something totally unexpected occurred, reports BBC News.

While basking in the Caribbean sun, the 19-year-old spotted people snorkelling and interacting with a couple of nurse sharks, which are usually harmless, at the Staniel Cay marina.

The influencer, who has more than 44 000 followers on Instagram, then decided to get into the water and take a few snaps with the sharks, despite her boyfriend’s family warning her not to.

“From my previous knowledge from surfing and scuba diving, I know nurse sharks are usually very safe,” Katarina explained. “I’ve seen countless photos of people [posing] with them on Instagram.”

After a few minutes of posing, a local resident told the blonde beauty to lie on her back and float in the water. She was then bitten and pulled underwater by the shark, reports US Weekly.

“I leaned back, and then that shark, he came and he bit down on my arm.

“He had my wrist in his mouth and I could feel his teeth sinking into my arm,” she said.

The shark held Katarina underwater for a few seconds before she was able to remove her wrist from its grip.

“At that point, your body has so much adrenaline going and you just have to get out of the situation, but I stayed extremely calm.

“I think if [I] was screaming and flailing around it definitely could’ve changed the situation,” she says.

Katarina says she’s recovering well and taking numerous antibiotics to prevent any infections from occurring, reports Buzz Feed.

“They’re wild animals and it’s an uncontrollable situation,” says Katarina.

“I’d recommend people do it but be smart about it. You’re in their home.”

Sources: bbc.com, usweekly.com, buzzfeed.com

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