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.
Dell is going public again with tracking stock buyout
It would simplify Dell's current structure, seen by many as overly complicated, and make use of the stock that tracks VMware Inc . While that scenario didn't quite play out, VMware is still integral to Dell's strategic maneuvering.
Federer stuns by appearing in Uniqlo instead of Nike
Federer has been with Nike since 1994, well before his career took off, and he built a popular brand, RF, over the years. Federer arrived on court sporting a white Uniqlo shirt, shorts and headband, replacing his trademark Nike bandana.
French gangster breaks out of prison in a helicopter
Although he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for these activities, he was released on parole after 10 years. Investigators are looking into whether Faid, who had been at the Reau prison since November, had inside help.
Boys and coach found alive in cave
The system of passageway of the cave to the team is complicated and hard for divers to navigate, making extraction challenging. In the five-minute navy video , the boys are quiet as they sit down with their legs bent in front of them.
Thailand cave search: Divers close in on missing soccer team
Twelve boys and their soccer coach, lost for 10 days in a cave in Thailand, have been found alive, officials announced Monday. A break in the rain eased flooding in the system of caverns and more experts from around the world joined the rescue mission.