GALVESTON, TX– You never know what might get you in the ocean.
And in the case of one Texas teen, you might not know you’ve been bit by a shark until you get out of the water!
“It just felt like something bumped into my back,’ 14 year-old Mikaela Medina said. ‘I was like, `this could be a shark.`”
That’s right. Mikaela was the only one in her family to hop into the ocean on Galveston Island and waist deep in the water, she says she felt something bump her back.
Though she wasn’t in pain, Mikaela checked in with her mom, who was startled by what she saw: bite marks.
We know about sharks, but you never thought that something like this could happen to your own daughter so I was kind of in denial at the beginning,’ Mikaela`s mom, Maria Amezaga, said.
But maybe this shark was just being playful. Mikaela was treated on-the-spot by a doctor, and didn’t need anything further treatment– not even stitches! And she knows how lucky she is.
‘It’s really crazy,’ she said. ‘Like, I didn’t think that could ever happen. And it could have been a lot worse.”