Coree Summerville had been fishing at The Strand Pier in Townsville in Queensland, Australia, when he spotted a struggling turtle.
"She had a confrontation with what we believe is a lemon shark and managed to get her foot into the shark's mouth somehow," a LifeFlight rescue team spokesperson said.
Authorities said the man, who is in his 30s, was bitten on the leg while in waters off the coast of North West Island in Queensland, Australia.
"It was just pulling him under, into the bush," said the child's father Evan Thompson. "I knew I had to do something so I ran straight up and punched it straight in the head."
The snake responsible for the unexpected bite is believed to have been an eastern brown or a death adder, officials said. The victim was identified by police as a 54-year-old male, of Queensland.
Craig Dickmann was fishing when the animal struck.
Swedish couple Emma Andersson and Billy Ludvigsson spoke of the drama when they saved the lives of the British backpackers attacked by a shark in the Whitsunday Islands off the northeastern Queensland coast.
"It's a good time to warn people about getting close to the water's edge when you're not attuned to the ways of nature," said Noel Waterman of the Indigenous Knowledge Centre.
The altercation took place at an address in Townsville, north Queensland.
Riley Brown had a close encounter with a shark while surfing with his friends at Woorim Beach in Australia.
A scientist told "Newsweek" he was shocked to find some and coral communities have vanished completely since 1928.
"They were punching us. They were kicking us," the victim recounted. "We were both down on the ground. We weren't able to defend ourselves."
"We simply believe that human life must be prioritised over the lives of sharks," head of the state government of Queensland, Australia, said.
"I slid about 20 foot, cartwheeled then slammed into the rock then landed in the creek at the bottom," the hiker said,
The case follows the death of Sam Ballard, who recently died from rat lungworm after eating a garden slug for a dare at a party.
Australian Senator Fraser Anning is said to have hit the teenager after he egged him.
The spotted python survived the 9,300-mile journey.
Recent heavy rain in Australia has washed sediment and harmful chemicals into rivers that flow into the sea where the reef is located.
More rain is forecast—and locals have been warned that crocodiles may leave raging rivers and go to suburban streets.
The carpet python named Nike is recovering at a veterinary clinic after being found near death by animal handlers.
Chris Dawson, 70, is suspected of murdering his wife in 1982.
"We all know we are going to go at some time or other but we don't want to be reminded," one resident said.
The 8-foot attacker was later identified as a great white shark.
He will be sentenced in February.