A man was bitten by a shark at Florida's Everglades National Park, per Local 10 News.
Video footage showed the man washing his hands in the water before the shark bit his right hand.
A park representative told Insider that "shark bites are extremely uncommon" in the area.
If you thought boat-bashing orcas weren't a big enough reason for you to stay away from the water this summer, check out this video of a shark taking a nip at a guy on a boat in Florida.
In camera footage recorded on Friday, a man on a boat can can be seen dipping his hands in the water in Florida's Everglades National Park.
"I wouldn't put your hands in there," a person standing off-camera tells him.
"Ah, two seconds won't do anything," the man says.
A shark can then be seen emerged from water and taking a snap at the man's right hand, before releasing him quickly.
The footage, posted to Instagram by a Floridian social media account and obtained by Florida television station Local 10 News, shows the man falling off the boat and into the water. He can be heard screaming while the other people on the boat scramble to get him back on board.
A representative from the Miami-Dade fire department told Insider that it transported the man to a local-area hospital after receiving a call about a possible shark bite.
Allyson Gantt, the chief of communications and public affairs for Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, told ABC News the shark was likely a bull shark.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, bull sharks are a "common apex predator" that can be found in the waters of both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of Florida.
The commission added that bull sharks are "one of the few shark species that may inhabit freshwater, sometimes venturing hundreds of miles inland via coastal river systems."
The commission's website states that bull sharks are dangerous, "accounting for the third highest number of attacks on humans."
Gantt told Insider that there has only been one other report of a shark bite in the park since 2019.
"While shark bites are extremely uncommon in Everglades National Park, we always recommend visitors take caution around park wildlife," Gantt said.
Editor's note: June 28, 2023 — This story has been updated with responses from Everglades National Park and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.
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