I am in awe…not a sook for sure.
A New Zealand man has survived being attacked by a shark: driving it off with his knife, stitching his own wound onshore and going to the pub for a beer before heading to hospital.
Junior doctor James Grant was spearfishing with friends near Colac Bay at the base of the South Island on Saturday when he was attacked by what he believed was a sevengill shark.
The 24-year-old was in about 2m of murky water when he felt a tug on his leg, which he initially thought was a mate playing a trick on him.
“I looked behind to see who it was and got a bit of a shock,” he told Radio New Zealand.
He didn’t see the shark and had no idea how big it was. He thought it might have been about 20cm across the jaw.
However, he wasn’t scared. Read more »
VIC HISLOP’S SHARKS HAVE BEEN SLAUGHTERED ON THE BEACH FOR CAT FOOD AND SHOWN IN THE TATE MODERN Read more »
Via the tipline
Western Australia’s beachgoers are a bit more informed as to the whereabouts of the region’s shark population this summer, thanks to a scientific initiative that has fitted transmitters to more than 300 sharks of various types. The transmitters are picked up by underwater receivers, and when a tagged shark comes within a kilometer of the shore, a tweet appears in the Surf Life Saving Western Australia twitter feed (@SLSWA). Read more »
— clifford harvey (@cliffyharv) November 20, 2013
The Green party are big fans of sharks and hate hunters…I wonder how they will deal with story of a shark choking on a moose that was rescued by a couple of hunters.
This past Saturday, two men came to the aid of a shark that was choking on a large piece of moose hide in the shallow waters of a Newfoundland harbor.
CBC News says Derrick Chaulk was driving along a harbor when he saw what he thought was a beached whale. When he and another local man, Jeremy Ball, investigated closer, they saw it was a Greenland shark with a large chunk of moose hide protruding from its mouth. Chaulk and Ball pulled the hide from the shark’s mouth, tied a rope to the shark’s tail, and towed it to deeper water where it recovered for 30 minutes. Read more »
Sharks get a bad rap, considred the pinnacle of killers they even have a whole week dedicated to them on Discovery Channel.
Yet cows and cattle kill far more people each year than sharks do.
Just yesterday Stuff reported an attack by a Killer Cow on an aircraft.
A top-dressing pilot has had a lucky escape after colliding with a cow during a takeoff from a rural Pahiatua airstrip this morning.
Police central communications acting shift commander Bruce Mackay said the collision resulted in undercarriage damage to the aircraft. Read more »