Darby, a 1-year-old pit bull, is a lovely boy who heroically came to his owner’s rescue when he was bitten in the leg by a shark. According to NBC Bay Area, the terrifying occurrence occurred last month while James White of Rohnert Park, California, was fishing from the shore at Bodega Bay in Sonoma County.
White began to feel an intense tug on his line after a while, which he battled to reel in. White told NBC Bay Area that it took roughly 10 minutes. “I believe the only reason I was able to retrieve the line was that it was swimming towards me.” White didn’t recognize what he’d hooked until the beast got into shallow water: a 6-foot seven-gill shark. White then tried to pull the hook out of the shark’s mouth, but the shark immediately sank its teeth into his ankle.
“There was blood everywhere,” White told NBC Bay Area. He told the outlet that the initial bite perforated an artery. “There was a lot of pressure.” White had spotted another fisherman nearby and shouted for assistance. Darby, who had been left in the car, went into action at that point.
The dog had opened the car door and raced down to his master. He began by biting on the shark’s gills in an attempt to free White. However, this did not work, as the animal’s teeth dug deeper into White’s ankle.
White told NBC Bay Area, “I warned him, ‘No back-off.'” Darby tried another strategy in a hurry.
White told NBC Bay Area, “Darby adjusted and got it by the tail.” “He yanked it off my leg as he went up the hill with it.”