Australian Surfer Details How He Survived Shark’s Attack After Accidentally Head-Butting It 😮

Thanks to the movie Jaws, plenty of people worry about shark attacks when they go out into the open water. Luckily, these types of incidents are quite rare but, for those who survive them, they do make for a pretty good story.

Paul Kenny was swimming naked on the New South Wales coast when it happened.

He was at Australia’s Samurai Beach enjoying his day when a shark rolled up next to him.

He was quick to show off his battle scars at the local hospital.

And he shared the details of how it all went down.

He explained:

“I put my head down and headbutted it and then it just grabbed me, and I just started punching it until it let go.”

Believe it or not, this is the suggested course of action if you find yourself locked in the jaws of these marine predators.

According to National Geographic:

“‘If a shark actually gets you in its mouth,’ says ISAF’s George Burgess, ‘I advise to be as aggressively defensive as you are able. Playing dead does not work. Pound the shark in any way possible. Try to claw at the eyes and gill openings, two very sensitive areas.'” 

The snout is also a sensitive area for a shark, so what Paul Kenny did was exactly the right course of action.

Though some seemed to feel bad for the shark:

Others latched on to the whole ‘Paul Kenny was naked’ part of the story…

But most just felt the situation was peak Australian.

It should be noted that shark attacks are exceedingly rare, and for the most part, they won’t bother you if you don’t bother them.

H/T: Twitter, National Geographic, Metro US