Barracuda Attacks Girl
Dad looks chuffed with himself after landing a giant barracuda, but whats up with his teenager daughter looking all glum? Well, the answer is on her arm, and its not for the squeamish. The monster fish with its rows of razor sharp teeth took a bite out of Koral Wiras arm before her dad finally got the better of the beast from the deep with a knife in the head. It had jumped out of the water and attacked.\nThe 14-year-old was fishing with her parents and a friend near Venice, Florida. The barracuda went for her dad's bait and ended up biting her instead. Her dad, Rob Parker said they anchored the boat four miles off shore, and he baited his rod with herring. Koral switched seats to get out of the hot sun, and watched as her dad cast. Moments later, she heard a splash and saw a long silver flash in the air. A barracuda jumped from the water and opened its mouth. As it hit her left arm, it clamped down with razor teeth. Koral said: When the fish dropped off my arm, the angled bites made my skin look like raw hamburger meat from the middle of the bicep to below the elbow. I was more scared than in pain. As the barracuda flopped around the boat, Koral ran to the bow and ducked. Her mum and friend climbed onto their chairs and screamed, while her dad grabbed his filet knife and stabbed the fish behind the eye. Koral looked at the still fish and couldn't believe it had bit her. It was 42 inches long and its blood and her own splattered the floor of the boat. Her dad cut the anchor with his filet knife and they zoomed back to the shore. On the trip back, Koral pressed her dad's sports shirt to her arm to slow the bleeding. While her friend sobbed, the teenager said she was too shocked to be upset.\nAfter stopping for a quick picture they dashed to hospital. Koral said she wasn't in pain at the moment, but was creeped out by the fish attack. Her arm needed 51 stitches, and doctors told her they had never treated a barracuda bite.