A great white shark was left a chomper short when it chomped down on an Australian kiteboarder's surfboard.
Flat Rock near Ballina in New South Wales, Australia is known for its near-ideal surfing conditions – Captain Cook attempted a landing there in 1770 but couldn't get past the breaking waves. The legendary British explorer didn't mention anything about sharks but they're there... and a lucky (but somewhat shaken) kiteboarder has proof.
The 'boarder posted photos of his board to Facebook and, along with the jagged outline of a bite marring the end of his board, a solitary detached shark tooth was left in the pale blue fiberglass. The unnamed kiteboarder states he thought he had hit a sea turtle but the tooth, one might say, points to the truth.
Researchers from the Department of Primary Industries examined the damaged surfboard and confirmed the tooth belonged to a great white shark. Fearing a return visit by the slightly diminished Jaws, surfers at Flat Rock have been advised to avoid any shark who whistles when they talk. (via Northern Star)