Tourist gets bitten by shark and receives massive fine of $6,000 for animal cruelty
A female tourist got bitten by a shark when she tried to take a picture with it. She ended up with no picture, 4 stitches and a $6,000 fine from Brazilian authorities for animal cruelty.
In a video, that was posted on Reddit this week by user Prais3th3Sun, we see the woman trying to grab the shark pup, but when she wants to take it out of the water it grabs her hand. The woman struggles to get the shark to release her hand. With the help of an unidentified man the distressed shark finally let go.
The footage was taken on the Brazilian archipelago of Fernando de Noronha — a UNESCO world heritage site and protected animal sanctuary. The unidentified woman was brought to the hospital but released the same day.