A woman's Caribbean honeymoon nearly turned into a nightmare when she was almost mauled by a shark. A video of the incident was captured by the woman's husband, who also posted pictures of the bloody aftermath to social media Monday.

Photos posted by Sarah Illig's husband, Evan Carroll, showed her arm where the predator had sunk its teeth. The video also showed the shark coming close to the woman as she was swimming in waters with the predators as part of a resort attraction at her hotel. Recalling the incident, Illig said she initially thought the shark's presence was her husband playing a prank.

"Mid snorkeling with the sharks I felt a whoosh of water, something clamped down on my arm and I assumed my husband was playing a prank on me," Illig told Daily Mail. "Less than a second later I realized how much it hurt and looked past where my goggles were blocking my side vision to see the shark (bigger than myself) latched on to my arm."

"I pulled away and got out of there," Illig, from Charleston, South Carolina, said, adding: "Nurse shark's typically never bite unless provoked via tail pulling, feeding, etc. but there was no tail pulling or feeding during my snorkel with them (as you can clearly see via video)."

Illig also posted the footage captured on camera to her Facebook and Instagram

"Ended the honeymoon with a bang (bite)," she wrote, adding "Check out the surprise and very rare nurse shark bite in the video and don't forget the volume to hear the crunchhhhh."

Illig's friends and family were concerned about her after she posted the video, asking her if she lost any skin.  

"Yes! If we were home we would have gotten some stitches but it worked out not getting them!," Illig replied. "Only had a bunch of flesh wounds along my arm. We were worried about staph or another infection but it's healing great!"

She added: "So glad we did (film it) because no one would believe it!! Scared the heckkkkk out of me! Evan (her husband) had the GoPro under water filming and couldn't even tell it happened since he was above water!"