Animal Photos - Index
227. Shark Punched to Save Dog
Sept 20, 2008. In the Florida Keys a man punched a shark in the face when it tried to eat his dog, Jake. The terrier got into trouble during his daily swim off a pier, when a 5 foot long shark lunged and caught him in its teeth. His owner, carpenter Greg LeNoir, leapt into the ocean on top of the shark.
"I clenched my fists and dove straight in with all my strength, like a battering ram," LeNoir, 53, said Sunday, reliving the frightening ordeal. "I hit the back of the shark's neck. It was like hitting concrete."
LeNoir explains his reaction:
"The shark put almost all of Jake in his mouth, except for his head and three
of his legs. We have no children. Jake became our child. When I saw the shark
engulf him, I thought, "This can't be the end.--"