Shark Love: Man Kisses Shark…..Gets Bit.

There are a few things in life that you probably don’t need to be told not to do in order to safely reach old age. Don’t jump off a cliff, don’t hang out with Columbian drug lords and you’d think, don’t try to snog a shark. 

Meet Dave… 

Diving guide Dave Marcel had been taking tourists out on Elbow Reef off Key Largo, Florida for years - allowing them to interact with the reef's wildlife including the 300-pound nurse shark. These sharks are not usually aggressive, and love being petted. Dave liked to prove their harmlessness by kissing the sharks, and then allowing the tourists to do the same. 

Until the day one of the sharks bit back. 

The shark bite was caught on camera and aired on Discovery Channel as a part of  'Shark Week.' 

Dave's key mistake that day was flipping the shark upside down before planting a smooch, something he hadn't done before. Marcel didn't realize that since the shark's eyes are on top of it's head, it wouldn't see him and would assume he was being fed fish. 

Instead of passively receiving the peck, the shark bit down with all 500 of it's razor-sharp teeth. Surprisingly, Marcel escaped the attack and didn't look too bad. The bite did require 285 stitches.

So to summarise, nurse sharks are still harmless. Dave is an idiot and now has lips like Mick Jagger. 

[Source Daily Mail] > Source of all evil.