A Maryland woman was bitten by an eel while on vacation in Hawaii this weekend.
KHON reports Kristen Porter was relaxing on a floatie around 3 p.m. at Kuhio Beach when she felt something bite her.
"My feet were dangling down and I was there for hours, so I was completely surprised that all of a sudden, something attacked my foot," she said. "I couldn't believe it, but I knew immediately that it was something bad, and it wasn't just like a fish nibble, so I pulled my foot into the air and there was blood everywhere."
A lifeguard informed her it was an eel bite.
“It hurt like hell,” she told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Two bystanders pulled Porter to shore and she went to a nearby urgent care facility. Doctors suggested she get stitches, but Porter declined.
Waikiki Aquarium director Andrew Rossiter said the bite is unusual because eels are active at night and like rockier areas.
"I think the beach she …