A brown shark bit a Falmouth fisherman at Menauhant Beach Thursday night, fire officials said.
Rescue workers were called at 11:24 p.m.
After reeling in the approximately six-foot-long shark, the man was about to take a photo with his catch when the shark bit the man’s right foot, Falmouth Fire Lieutenant Terrance Rogers said.
The 34-year-old man was transported to Falmouth Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, Falmouth Deputy Fire Chief Scott Thrasher said.
The brown shark, also known as the sandbar shark, can grow up to eight feet long, the non-profit National Aquarium in Baltimore said on its website. The sharks range from New England to Brazil in the western Atlantic.Sophia Eppolito can be reached at email@example.com or @SophiaEppolito.