WATCH: KZN diver pulls shark tooth out of his head

WATCH: KZN diver pulls shark tooth out of his head

A Durban spear fisherman got more than he bargained for when he emerged from the ocean with a baby shark tooth lodged in his head.

Jarid Norman KZN spear fisherman

Jarid Norman says he was diving in Umdloti, KwaZulu-Natal, on Wednesday when he spotted a fish in a hole.

He says a little reef shark then swam towards the fish.

"He obviously went for the Rockard and my head was in the way. Then he decided, right I'm not going to get and must've turned and nicked me.

"It felt like a punch. I didn't even know he was there. At the time I was concentrating to stop the fish from kicking off in case it attracted a shark and obviously, it did, and I was just in the way and got a nice big fat kiss on the head."

Jarid Norman KZN spear fisherman shark tooth
Jarid Norman KZN spear fisherman shark another tooth

Norman adds he didn't realise what had happened until his diving mate told him he was bleeding.

"I thought ok, I must've pushed my spear into my head, but he said there is something stuck in my head, and I could feel it and It was wedged in there pretty well. So, I thought, ok best to get out and check what this is.

"So, I thought is this a piece of the shark's tooth or a piece of my skull sticking out. Either way, this might make the papers, so I went home, and I thought whatever I'm going to do now I must film it. So that's when I took the little video and it turned out to be a shark's tooth."

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