Shark Attacks Student

A Houston area college student speaks out about being attacked by a shark.

It's the season for surf, sand, sun and in the case of one college senior- a shark.

Shark attack victim Kori Robertson said, "Everybody is like, 'oh my gosh. thank god you're ok.'"

Kori Robertson has one heck of a fish tale that's no tale at all.

She said, "They said it just bit once and then it bit twice."

The doctors told her they believe a five foot bull shark may have left behind the marks.

Robertson said, "It was stinging and then it just hurt like a constant pain."

The Univeristy of Houston student has been walking around with a bandage since Memorial Day.

Robinson was on Follet's Island just east of Surfside swimming with friends before the attack, "and then we're talking and then all the sudden I felt something jerk me and bite and I was like something just bit me."

Attacks in water along the Texas Gulf Coast aren't common, but they're not unheard of. According to experts at the Houston Zoo- in this case it may have been weather conditions or the fact that the shark may have been confused that led to the attack.

George Brandy with the Houston Zoo said, "There probably was a school of fish moving amongst the ladies legs and the shark couldn't see well because of the murky waters at this time of the year and it just mistook her for a prey item when he bumped into her."

the zoo's aquarium curator says despite what happened swimmers in the area shouldn't fear getting in the water, "it's not necessarily the case that you will see more of these. It's just that the circumstances were right or unfortunately for the lady were right for that animal to bump into somebody over the holiday."

Kori Robertson says she's going to be ok..but this scar she says has scarred her from ever wanting to put more than just her feet in the water.

Robertson says she was in waist deep water 50 yards from shore when she was bitten. She went to UTMB at Galveston. She says doctors didn't stitch up the wound because they were concerned about infection. she goes to the doctor again tomorrow.


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