Lonely Planet Writer

Man fights off great white shark by poking its eye

Man fends off great white with a poke to its eye.
Man fends off great white with a poke to its eye. Image by Elias Levy / CC BY 2.0

A man on a coastal sight-seeing tour, near Port St. Johns, South Africa, managed to successfully fight off a 4m great white shark by jabbing his thumb into its eye. Mathieu Dasnois had asked to go into the water to check out his new mask and was about 20m from the boat when the attack occurred. Twenty-nine-year-old Mr Dasnois told the Telegraph that the shark was “bloody huge.” He wrote on his Facebook page that he was essentially fine, but the shark had taken one of his new fins. Read more: independent.co.uk