Tethered To Death

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I was casually wading off the coast of Malibu, Calif., casting my line and towing a stringer of sea perch behind me. Suddenly, a hard jerk from behind froze me in my tracks.

Despite the heavy pull, I managed to keep my footing. I turned around to see a lemon shark attacking my day’s catch.

Terrified but holding my own, I fumbled for my knife, even as more sharks moved in for a piece of the action.

I slashed the heavy nylon cord and made my way to shore as quickly as I could without drawing attention to myself.

From the safety of the beach, I watched in awe as the feeding frenzy roiled the now crimson water where I had fished just moments before.

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