"It kept trying to bite and get into the kayak after me. I kept beating it with the paddle, this went on for a few minutes. It wouldn't give up... Finally it swam to the opposite side of creek and turned & saw Layla on her kayak who is now 30 yards in front of me. It takes off straight after her. I yell at her to get to the shore, I jump out of my kayak to help... I was punching, kicking and trying to get away from it. I ran to the bank with Layla and it followed me still trying to attack us," the Father said.