Jaws Attack

 |  Sep 30th 2008  |   14 Contributions


Usually we hear about sharks attacking humans, not so in this case.

Here's a story with a twist, human attacks shark to save his dog.

ISLAMORADA, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Greg LeNoir of Islamorada, Fla., says he had to overcome his own fear before he could save his 14-pound dog, Jake, from the jaws of a shark.

Jake, a 28-month-old rat terrier, was taking his daily swim retrieving soaked coconuts when LeNoir watched a 5-foot shark swim up and pull Jake under water, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday.

I would say Greg has some big kahunas, kudos to him.

"I clenched my fists and dove straight in with all my strength, like a battering ram,'' LeNoir, 53, said. "I hit the back of the shark's neck. It was like hitting concrete."

The shark let go of Jake, who swam to shore trailing blood from punctures in his abdomen, chest and back, LeNoir said of Friday's attack. Jake is expected to fully recover.

Jake was adopted from an animal shelter and is now part of the family. The LeNoir's have no two legged children so Jake is their four legged child.

It's so nice to post a story with a happy ending.

* There was no picture of Jake so pictured above is Rocco, a Dogster member.

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