SONOMA, CALIFORNIA —A 100-pound pitbull reportedly fought off a shark that had bitten its owner in northern California while he was out fishing.
According to NBC Bay Area, James White was out with his dog Darby fishing last month in Sonoma County's Bodega Bay when he hooked something large.
White snagged a 6-foot long sevengill shark, and after a 10-minute struggle, was able to drag it ashore.
NBC Bay Area reported that when he went to pull out the hook from its mouth, the shark got loose and dropped to the ground, where it then bit into White's ankle.
He yelled for help to other fishermen, but they were too far away to be of any help.
Enter the hero of the day—Darby, who was chilling in White's car parked a few yards away.
After hearing his owner's calls for help, Darby managed to open one of the doors and sprint down to White.
Darby hurled himself at the shark and bit into its gills, causing the shark to bite down even harder on White's ankle.
After White told Darby to back off, Darby then repositioned himself and sunk his chompers into the shark's tail.
White told NBC, "he literally ran up the hill with it and pulled it off my leg."
White then tossed the shark back into the water and it swam away.
James said he couldn't be prouder of Darby. "He's been a part of the family from day one. Just now a little more. If it wasn't for him I would have been a lot worse."