I'm sure this young lady is feeling better and well on her way to recovery. I wish her the best and am sorry her experience of my home state has been tarnished. It is a lovely place!
I am from coastal NC. We moved to NY state a time ago. When we go camping we have to be aware of the bears just as when we go to NC we are aware of the sharks. The sharks are always swimming around people.
It's best to always be aware of the environment you are in.
Remember that when you enter any wild environment, you are in their home and are accepting the fact that anything can happen. If you are not willing to play by those rules, its best to limit your interactions to the zoo or aquarium, where people are "in charge".
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