On Saturday, junior doctor James Grant, 24, was spearfishing with friends near Colac Bay, on the South Island of New Zealand.
According to Stuff.co.nz, he thought one of his mates was playing a joke when he felt a tug on his leg.
Instead it was a shark.
Rather than panicking, according to the report he stabbed it with a diving knife, stitched his wound on the rocks, and then went to the pub for a beer — where he was given a bandage because he was dripping blood on the floor.
“[I thought] bugger, now I have to try and get this thing off my leg,” he told a local radio station.
“I am not sure how effective it was. I guess it let go so something must have happened, put a few nicks in it.”
Authorities believe the shark was most likely a broadnosed sevengill shark, though said it was difficult to be certain without an accurate description.
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