Close Teen suffers minor injuries from shark bite at Galveston beach kjac , KBMT 11:14 AM. CDT June 09, 2014 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) --It didn't send her to an emergency room or require stitches, but a 14-year-old Houston girl has a shark story to tell and the still-visible imprint on her shoulder proves it.Her name is Mikaela. This weekend, she and her family were at a beach home on Galveston's west beach. After an afternoon of tanning, Mikaela wanted to cool off. She walked into waist-deep water and kneeled down. What happened next is the stuff of nightmares.Mikaela says she heard the prelude to the chomp. "Just like in the movies, when a shark opens its mouth," she recalled. The sound of it exhaling before it bites. Oddly enough, she says it felt like something hit her shoulder. There was no pain, and she says she never saw the shark. Nevertheless, Mikaela had a feeling she had some kind of close encounter, so she made it to shore as quickly as she could, and told her mother that she thought she had been bitten by a shark.When her mother moved her daughter's hair from her shoulders, she saw blood. The two ran back to the beach house, where a physician friend was also spending the day. No stitches were required. It was a superficial wound that was cleaned, and today is healing nicely. Mikaela didn't require any emergency room visit.It is a reminder that beneath the waves, there is marine life -- some of it with teeth. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Nederland nurse practitioner says allegations of 'inappropriate use of hormones' are unfounded Orange man dies in accident at Backwoods Beach in Newton County Daughters mourn father who died in Newton county waterpark accident Woman drowns in pool on South Oaks Drive in Beaumont Woman hospitalized after one drink at Cancun resort Beaumont man makes 32-inch sword to legally open carry after Texas legislator sign law Port Arthur man admits to killing his brother Petition made for Nederland gas station residents say is unsafe Man identified in fatal accident Teenage lifeguard saves 3-year-old boy from near drowning at Smith Lake More Stories 'Horrific tragedy': What we know after 9 die from… Jul 23, 2017, 2:32 a.m. DPS announces I-10 shutdown Wednesday for accident… Jul 24, 2017, 6:56 a.m. Senate committee passes 'bathroom bill' after 10… Jul 23, 2017, 10:06 a.m.