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Shark Attack
January 15, 2010
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Some say it was the size of a Dinosaur. 😯 One big beast!

"Dinosaur-Sized Shark" Kills Tourist

A tourist enjoying a swim yesterday off of Fish Hoek beach in Cape Town, South Africa, was suddenly pulled under the surf and dragged out to sea by what onlookers have called a "dinosaur-sized shark," according to several media reports.

Iafrica said there is little chance of finding the tourist, 37-year-old Lloyd Skinner of Zimbabwe.

National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson Ian Klopper said, "The shark attacked him three times. It didn't bite him and let him go." But then, "It came back and carried on eating" the victim.

Skinner was said to have been about 328 feet from the shore, alone and farther out than other swimmers, when the attack happened. Witnesses say he was about chest deep in warm water, adjusting his goggles, when he was pulled under at 3 PM on Tuesday. A search for his remains continues today, although an ominous patch of blood was visible, and Skinner's swimming goggles have been recovered.

While the shark has not yet been identified, most suspect it was a great white, based on its size, the way it swam toward the victim and the fact that other great whites have been spotted near the beach in recent days.

British visitor Phyllis McCartain told the Cape Times newspaper, "We saw the shark come back twice. It had the man's body in its mouth, and his arm was in the air. Then the sea was full of blood."

Normally sirens go off at the South African beach, warning the swimmers, surfers and bathers to get out of the water when a shark is spotted. But it is my understanding that no warning preceded Skinner's attack. Word has been out in the local community, however, that the waters off the beach have been unsafe for a while.

Many locals say they will continue to go in the water, since the chance of being attacked by a shark of any kind is still relatively slim.

According to the International Shark Attack File, from 1990 to 2008 there were 9 fatalities due to shark attack in the waters off of South Africa. Seventy-eight non-fatal attacks also occurred in the region over the same period.

What a way to go! 😮

http://news.discovery.com/animals/dinos ... urist.html

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January 16, 2010
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Many locals say they will continue to go in the water, since the chance of being attacked by a shark of any kind is still relatively slim.

this kind of statement gets me every time...

They make claims like this yet people still are attacked frequently..
Down our way there are huge numbers of tiger sharks hitting the areas they usually dont come to...some guy was taken the other day,great whites are getting around as well..When im swimming down an the beach i do get on edge sometimes about sharks,and there is a reason for that...Like i said the above quote is a load of bs if you ask me..
There may be low fatalities according to the numbers,but that doesnt include the attacks taht just maim you,half kill you or just leave you missing a leg or arm..

January 16, 2010
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Too bad they could'nt give a size estimate other than " dinosaur sized". My dad was on a boat back in WW2 and said they had one following the boat that they measured at 20 ft. ( JAWS size) He said it was attracted to the leftovers thrown overboard and followed them for some time. I think it was a very good thing he was on a large ship.

January 16, 2010
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Hey, there's giant crabs getting into the act, too. 😯

January 16, 2010
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Crabs! Laugh Laugh

A 4,000 lb Great White shark at full speed would go through flesh and bone like a hot knife through butter, not to mention how far and how fast one could drag it's target, or how deep!

Can you imagine being severed in half and then dispatched in three passes?

Reminds me of the Orca's playing catch with 200 lb sea lions! All a teaching method for their young! Laugh Laugh Laugh Ever seen that?

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January 16, 2010
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Ah good sharky, kill more!

Truth doesn´t control you, you control it...

January 17, 2010
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For petes sakes Dark, that should be your signature line.

Are killer whales more fierce than white sharks? Thought I've heard that? White sharks don't hold as much of a chance with a killer whale?

In cape cod don't that hold a high record of shark attacks?

“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
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January 17, 2010
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They could be, specially since whales dominated the ancient times over the sharks.

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January 17, 2010
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There was some whack-job that used to swim out into Puget Sound and play violin music for an orca pod. He claimed they enjoyed his music. 😕

Note that I used the term "was"... after a year or so, they ate him.

"Bugs Bunny" wrote: What a maroon!

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January 18, 2010
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Killer whales savage dolphins

Friday, December 18, 2009

Australian surfers have told of their horror as they watched a pod of killer whales attack a large group of dolphins, tossing them into the air and leaping to catch them.

Jamie Kidney said he was surfing off southern Australia's Eyre Peninsula with a friend when the ocean erupted into a seething mass of white water.

"It was just chaos, you saw monstrous amounts of white water and then dolphins go flying up in the air, a killer whale would jump out of the water, grab it and body-slam it," Kidney said.

The pair estimated there were up to 100 dolphins under attack, and Kidney said the whales appeared to be toying with the mammals for fun before killing and eating them.

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_deta ... con_type=1

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