(CNN) — Ah, the joys of summer. Getting lost on road trips. Firework injuries. Shark attacks.
So, as you head to the beach, here are some tips to keep you from becoming shark snack.
Be the bigger man
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Deal with a shark like you would a neighborhood bully. “So hit him, and maybe he’ll go home to mommy,” Burgess says. If you got something handy, like your selfie stick or scuba gear, smack the shark with it. Or just use bare hands and go for the nose, gills and eyes — all sensitive areas.
Spring for the shore
Successfully fought off Jaws? Hightail it to the beach. That might sound obvious, but it makes sense. All of that splashing and commotion (not to mention the blood) is sure to attract other sharks that might be swimming by, says Burgess. Once on solid ground, stop the bleeding and get help.
Whew, surely you don’t ever want a repeat of that experience. So what should you differently next time?
Stay out of Florida
Don’t swim at night
Ditch the bling
Light reflecting off jewelry is a surefire shark draw. They think it’s fish scales. So, leave those gold chains on the shore.