A beachgoer in Florida was bitten by a small shark on Sunday, then taken to a hospital with the 2-foot-long creature still attached to her arm.
The Boca Raton Fire Service said they received a 911 call about the shark bite around 1:20 p.m. When crews responded, they found the 23-year-old woman on the sand with a small nurse shark attached to her arm.
The shark had been killed by a bystander by the time the emergency crew arrived, and the woman's condition was stable, officials said.
She was taken to a hospital with the shark still attached to her arm, officials said.
Nurse sharks grow up to about 7 feet and attacks on humans are somewhat rare, according to the National Park Service. Though their bites aren't deep, their sharp teeth are known for clamping into prey.
Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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