Tourist posing for photo with baby shark gets bitten, fined $6,000

A man and woman in a viral video were reportedly fined for animal cruelty after messing with a shark pup while visiting the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha.


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FERNANDO DE NORONHA, BRAZIL — Viral video coming out of Brazil this week shows us what happens when a numbskull tourist decides to take some snaps with a baby shark.

The foolishness took place on the Brazilian archipelago of Fernando de Noronha — a UNESCO world heritage site and protected animal sanctuary.

Apparently, the unidentified female thought it was a good idea to take a photo with a shark. While she was taking a snap, the little guy chomped on her hand.

A friend can be seen helping her get the little guy off, and then the woman tosses the shark pup back in the water. She received 4 stitches for the bite wound, the Huffington Post Australia reported, citing a Reddit user who posted the original clip.

Brazilian authorities later fined the man and woman the equivalent of $6,000 for animal cruelty.
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