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Scuba Diver Skillfully Removes Kitchen Knife from Head of a Nurse Shark

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How did the knife get in the back of the nurse shark?

Sharks always seem to be fodder for the strangest stories the internet can throw at us. And this story is no exception.

Brett Johnson, a scuba instructor in the Cayman Islands, came across an incredibly strange sight while guiding a group of tourists.

It was a nurse shark with a large kitchen knife embedded in its head. Johnson springs into action to help the animal in the video below. It’s a pretty calm and skillful rescue!

It is still a mystery as to how the animal ended up in that bizarre situation.

“I can’t say what happened or why it ended up getting knifed in the head, but fortunately it came out easy enough and the shark seems to be doing all right,” Johnson told the Cayman Compass. “It was seen again on Wednesday swimming around the same reef.”

Sharks are protected in the Cayman Islands, so it was an illegal act by whoever was responsible. The shark is very lucky to be living in a frequently-dived area. Nice job on helping that shark out Brett, that’s one of the most unique animal rescues we’ve seen in a while at Wide Open Spaces!

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Scuba Diver Skillfully Removes Kitchen Knife from Head of a Nurse Shark