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UCF Phi Delt Defends Himself During Shark Attack By Punching It Right In The Face

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A member of Phi Delta Theta at the University of Central Florida reached Greek folklore status last Thursday afternoon when he cold cocked a black tip shark in its face and prevented it from ripping his leg off. Josh Green was conquering the ocean body surfing at Cocoa Beach when he felt something grab ahold of his foot.

From Knight News:

“I didn’t realize it was a shark until I punched it, thinking it was someone messing with me and then felt the face. When I hit it, my foot was sort of released and I just swam to shore as fast as possible. I limped out over to my friends and they brought me up to the lifeguard,” Green said.

Green received a total of 18 stitches in his calf, foot and ankle.

What a Thursday!

Being a five-year veteran of the weekday Cocoa Beach trip myself, I know exactly how his day went down without ever having to meet this kid. He most likely left the whip in the Publix parking lot at the Cornerstone Plaza, grabbed a Pub sub and a case of silver bullets before moseying across the street and commandeering prime real estate with his buddies right by the pier.

With a ridiculously lax open container policy, he was more than able to get a nice buzz going after vigorously pounding down brews. He probably tossed the pigskin around and showed off the cannon for the honies before the urge to get his body surf on kicked in. Can’t knock him for that. Catching some swells with your sheer body mass is alpha as fuck.

Finishing the day with KO-ing a man eating predator in his own backyard just sounds like the perfect ending to another magical day in Cocoa. The place is truly a national treasure.

Josh now has this “shark fighting” card to play at any time for the rest of his life. Whether it’s at the bar firing down game at some chica, back home catching up with family and friends, or at one of those terrible corporate work retreats where your boss asks you to tell everyone something interesting about yourself, he’ll be able to pull it out of his back pocket and captivate the room.

[via Knight News]

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Dan Regester

Dan Regester @Dan_Regester is a Senior Writer, Podcast Host, and Video Guy for Grandex Media. He's Delco trash to the core and a UCF cinema studies graduate because he never got around to applying to an actual film school. Dan is a gambling man, crypto investor, and procrastinator. He enjoys long walks to the water fountain between bench press sets and is not a fan of the homeless, the elderly, or the Phoenix Airport. Email tips to

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