WATCH: Durban diver pulls shark tooth out of his head

WATCH: Durban diver pulls shark tooth out of his head

A Durban spear fisherman got more than he bargained for when he emerged from the ocean with a baby shark tooth lodged in his head.

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Jarid Norman says he was diving in Umdloti on Wednesday when he spotted a fish in a hole.

He says the little reef shark then swam towards the fish.

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"He obviously went for the Rockard and my head was in the way. Then he decided, right I'm not going to get and must've turned and nicked me." 

"It felt like a punch. I didn't even know he was there. At the time I was concentrating to stop the fish from kicking off in case it attracted a shark and obviously, it did and I was just in the way and got a nice big fat kiss on the head." 

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Norman says he didn't know what had happened until his diving mate told him he was bleeding. "I thought ok, I must've pushed my spear into my head, but he said there is something stuck in my head and I could feel it and It was wedged in there pretty well. So I thought, ok best to get out and check what this is." 

"So I thought is this a piece of the shark's tooth or a piece of my skull sticking out. Either way, this might make the papers, so I went home and I thought whatever I'm going to do now I must film it. So that's when I took the little video and it turned out to be a shark's tooth." 

Watch the video below: 

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