Instagram model bitten by shark: 'Next thing I knew I was underwater'

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She was floating as seemingly-docile sharks surrounded her.

A Florida student, who is also a model, says she's lucky to be alive after being bitten by a shark during a photo shoot. Her post about the incident was inundated with criticism.

Katarina Zarutskie was bitten by a nurse shark. She added the locals were "very encouraging" in telling her to try the activity.

But as she posed for a photo, a shark latched onto Zarutskie's arm.

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The model chose to keep calm despite having just been set upon, and raised her arm from the water so the blood wouldn't attract more sharks.

Katarina chose to swim with a herd of nurse sharks at Staniel Cay - but things went wrong when a 5-foot nurse shark bit her arm and started to drag her under the water. "I was pulled underwater for a few seconds and then ripped my wrist out of the shark's mouth as fast as I could".

She did not swim with the sharks through a tour company or any organization that required payment, but, having grown up as a surfer in Southern California, she said she was not afraid to jump in the water near a marina.

"Adrenaline was kicking in and I just knew I needed to get out of the water", she said, leery of riling up the sharks with blood in the water.

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She is upset at the way she has been stereotyped and accused of being social-media obsessed and careless.

To many, this might not seem like the smartest thing to be doing - it certainly wouldn't be most people's idea of a good time to jump into an enclosed bit of water with a load of sharks, but hey, each to their own.

She's since had to make her Instagram private, after people accused her of blaming the sharks and causing the situation herself, but she insists that's not the case. She had to get several stitches and was put on a round of antibiotics.

She says she was not posing for Instagram when she went into the waters and simply wanted a once in a lifetime experience to be with the animals.

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"You can't even predict how another human is going to react to situations, let alone an animal".

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