A tiger shark was chewing on her foot

Updated: May 11, 2007, 11:47 AM ET
By Peter Fimrite | San Francisco Chronicle — May 11, 2007

How to avoid shark attack

Peller Marion enjoys swimming with the turtles in Hawaii, but she was surprised when one began tugging on her foot.

Turned out it wasn't a turtle, and it wasn't tugging.

A hungry tiger shark had chomped down on her foot and was filleting the appendage with its razor-sharp teeth like it was a meaty appetizer.

"I saw it from the side,"' the California woman said by phone Wednesday from her hospital bed in Maui. "It looked like ...

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