Repost TampaBay.com: Woman Gets Ride on Back of Shark

A woman swimming in the Atlantic off Behune Beach found herself picked up and carried on the back of a shark, news-journalonline.com reports.

“My first thought was ‘I hope this is a manatee,’ ” Judy Fischman told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. “Then I saw the black tail. … Then I saw other sharks and I thought, ‘My God, how am I going to escape a whole group of sharks?’ ”

She started punching the animal, “then a wave came. All of a sudden they were gone,” she said. “They probably realized I’m not food and let go. Maybe they thought I was a seal. I had on a black bathing suit.”

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