There are countless stories that exhibit the love of dogs towards owners and for some reason we are not tired of listening to them. This is yet another worthy story that has to be told.
Darby, has showed why people just love pets after he saved his owner from a dangerous looking shark attack in California. Fisherman James White was having a routine day on the shore at Bodega Bay in Sonoma County California when he got a nibble on his line. He spent 10 minutes reeling in his sea monster, which ended up being a 180cm long sevengill shark.
Surprised with the catch, he held it up to unhook it, but the shark twisted and fell onto the ground.
Probably realising it had one fight left, the shark sank its teeth into James’ leg and held on for dear life.
“Immediately there was blood everywhere, the first bite punctured an artery,” he told.
“The pressure was intense.”
James shouted at nearby fishermen, but they were a couple of hundred metres away and time wasn’t on their side. That is when our hero enters and comes out of James’ car after realising the danger. The pit bull decided to fight fire with fire and sank its teeth into the shark’s gills.
“And I told him, ‘No back off’ and then [Darby] repositioned and grabbed it by the tail,” said White. “He literally ran up the hill with it and pulled it off my leg.”
Eventually, the shark let go and James flicked it back into the ocean and it swam away.
“If it wasn’t for him I would have been a lot worse…He’s been a part of the family from day one. Just now a little more,” James added.
If you needed another reason why dogs are man’s best friend then this is as close as you’ll probably come. What a bloody legendary effort from Darby. No doubt it’ll be getting all the good treats for the next few months.