15-year-old swimmer attacked by weird type of shark

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A 15-year-old girl in Perth, Australia, had just stepped into the ocean for a swim Monday morning when she felt something with sharp teeth latch onto her left foot.

Isabella Brett-Jensen shook free of the predator, but was bleeding profusely.

“Bits of my foot or like flesh actually fell off as I was walking up . Brett-Jensen, who was swimming at North Cottesloe Beach, told 9 News. “There was blood everywhere.”

Based on the spherical shape of the wound, which required 10 stitches to close, the predator was determined to have been a wobbegong shark.

Wobbegong, in Australian Aboriginal language, translates to “shaggy beard.” Wobbegong sharks feature dermal lobes around their mouths, lending the appearance of a beard.

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