The two-metre (6.6-foot) creature, which has strong jaws and rows of sharp teeth, sucked at her right index finger "like a Hoover (vacuum cleaner)", she told The West Australian late Saturday.
Brunning sustained cuts, a fracture, a torn ligament and a bad infection from the bite, but did not lose her finger.
"It happened so quickly, all I could really focus on was the fact that my finger is gone, he'd clamped on it and it felt like it was shredding off the bone", she told7 News Perth. They'll usually keep to themselves but can bite or act defensively in the event that a human steps on or disturbs them.
"Just be mindful of your surroundings and don't feed sharks".
Melissa says she was "lucky" and wants people to know that the shark bite incident was "completely my fault". "I'm not a shark victim..." I've always had the opinion that when you're in the water, they're top of the food chain, it's their domain.
"It was an unforgettable trip, I've got a cool story, a cool injury and I'll have a cool little scar, but I'm just grateful that it wasn't worse than what it was", she said.
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Danilo fit for Brazil, Marcelo in doubt
Himself Marcelo wrote on Twitter that his injury was not serious and he will soon be back on the football field. Juventus winger Costa is recovering well, said Lasmar, but will not be fit for Monday's match in Samara.
Harvey Weinstein Indicted on Additional Sex Crime Charges
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was charged with additional crimes on Monday in NY , related to alleged sexual misconduct . Prosecutors have not named any of the women accusing Weinstein of sexual assault in court papers.
Molinari snags first PGA tour win (3) - English
He finished 12th at the Honda Classic, tied for second at the Valspar and tied for fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. With this victory Molinari jumped from 123 to 42 in the FedExCup Standings. "It feels good.