Not everyone walks away from a shark attack with just a tetanus shot -- or walks away at all for that matter. But a lucky Australian man surfing off the coast of New South Wales did just that, getting off with just a couple bite marks on his leg and a chunk taken out of his board.
The Telegraph reports Stephen King, 51, as saying he was just taking off on a wave, starting to get up on the board, when the shark slammed into the side, sending him "cartwheeling through the air."
Check out this AP News interview with King:
The Telegraph goes on to report NSW Department of Primary Industries spokesman Vic Peddemors as saying that surfers need to be mindful of the fact that they are just visitors in the sharks' territory. Still, there have been at least three deaths to shark attacks in Western Australia in the last three months.