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(IndyStar)   Shark petting zoo opens. This should end well   (indystar.com) divider line 80
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2007-05-28 05:41:47 PM  
fappomatic

LOL I had to save that one to my hard drive for later use.
 
2007-05-28 05:42:50 PM  
I think it's funny that when you look at the picture in the article from far away, it looks like the guy in the black shirt has a stump for an arm. That would be perfect irony, since, you know, sharks like to bite people's arms off.
 
2007-05-28 05:44:49 PM  
They already have a tank like this at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. Fulla dogfish and assorted small rays.

No big deal. Nothing to see here. Move along.
 
2007-05-28 05:45:32 PM  
Neat. I got to pet some kind of small shark at the Chattanooga Aquarium. I'd definitely go to a shark petting zoo.

I also got to pet a sturgeon (bony, had surprisingly dry skin) and a stingray (felt like congealed snot.)
 
2007-05-28 05:50:01 PM  
"Visitors can reach down and stroke the animals as they pass by; they are asked not to reach under the sharks or poke them in the eyes."

Let me guess...they decide to start biting things when someone reaches under them or they get poked in the eye?
 
2007-05-28 05:59:14 PM  
fappomatic

Holy crap Churchill has been reborn.
 
2007-05-28 06:00:21 PM  
Ah, 1 article closer to an 'Indiana' tag...
 
2007-05-28 06:01:27 PM  
"This heres the most dangerous fish in the world.
I'm going to shove my finger in his butth*le and see what he does! KRIKEY!
 
2007-05-28 06:06:32 PM  
These are dog sharks, which are not particularly agressive, fairly gentle and don't attack humans. I feel sorry for these poor sharks having to endure the countless poking and touching by people day after day.
 
2007-05-28 06:12:07 PM  
Meh... Just remove the teeth ahead of time. That way, if anyone falls in, or really pisses it off, the worst they'll get is a severe gumming.

Actually... someone could probably sell shark gumming as some kind of thrill-seeking ride. "Experience the chill of being eaten alive by a large predator, without it costing you an arm and a leg!"
 
2007-05-28 06:12:25 PM  
Heeeeere, sharky sharky sharky...
 
2007-05-28 06:19:32 PM  
Gives a whole new definition to the term 'jumping the shark'.
Yikes.
 
2007-05-28 06:35:11 PM  
img483.imageshack.us

(Virgin birth)
 
2007-05-28 06:55:31 PM  
Please those sharks are about as harmful as a house cat.

/swam with sharks
/without a cage


Unless you do something really stupid most sharks will leave you alone.
 
2007-05-28 06:57:29 PM  
GIS for "Shark Gun" (just because)
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2007-05-28 07:08:51 PM  
i55.photobucket.com

/this will only further the de-moralization of our youth.
 
2007-05-28 07:36:59 PM  
I can see it now. People told not to poke them in the eyes or reach under them. Sammy McAngel pokes one in the eye, gets nipped. Mommy or Daddy sues the park for several million in damages and emotional turmoil.

If it can happen with meerkats in an enclosed area, you know it'll happen with sharks in a petting zoo.
 
2007-05-28 07:58:49 PM  
we have one here in new orleans, its cool, they also have sting rays that you can touch.
 
2007-05-28 08:03:58 PM  
tbn0.google.com
 
2007-05-28 08:33:37 PM  
DAAAAAAAA DUM
DAAAAAAAA DUM
DA DUM DA DUM DA DUM DA DUM.....
 
2007-05-28 08:38:09 PM  
They can always call Batman.

img317.imageshack.us
 
2007-05-28 08:41:47 PM  
www.wayodd.com

I ARE SHARK CAT
YOU ARE VITTLES
 
2007-05-28 08:44:37 PM  
xaandria I can see it now. People told not to poke them in the eyes or reach under them. Sammy McAngel pokes one in the eye, gets nipped. Mommy or Daddy sues the park for several million in damages and emotional turmoil.

If it can happen with meerkats in an enclosed area, you know it'll happen with sharks in a petting zoo.


Please read your own article. It is about a girl who got bit by meerkats at a zoo and then the zoo had to kill them all to see if they had rabies or not. No where in that story did it mention a lawsuit.
 
2007-05-28 09:04:25 PM  

Please read your own article. It is about a girl who got bit by meerkats at a zoo and then the zoo had to kill them all to see if they had rabies or not. No where in that story did it mention a lawsuit.


I was more stressing that you can tell someone not to do something all you want, but stupid people are still going to do it. Thus, the kid climbing over the barrier up to the enclosure and dangling her arm into the meerkat cage and getting bitten, and then the parents demanding that the zoo kill the entire meerkat exhibit to have them tested for rabies so the kid doesn't need to get a vaccine.

Throw me a bone, there's at least a slight parallel, and it's at least half as relevant as some of the headlines here on Fark.
 
2007-05-28 09:20:27 PM  
I remember petting the sharks at the New Orleans aquarium before the recent disaster. The sharks were small, they had clear instructions on where & how you were to pet them, and they rotated different sharks through the exhibit so that the sharks wouldn't get too stressed out about it.

/Wonder how the aquarium is doing now.
 
2007-05-28 09:37:34 PM  
sappho.d.beeblebrox,

That is so goddamn disturbing.
 
2007-05-28 10:25:57 PM  
 
2007-05-28 10:30:02 PM  
falkensmaze - Didn't Batman have a can of 'Shark Repellent' on his Bat-Utility Belt?
 
2007-05-29 10:17:59 AM  
Sharting at a petting zoo?
 
2007-05-29 12:32:34 PM  
Ryan2065

And stingrays will stab you through the heart... under the right conditions.

You can still pet them at the zoo.



actually, they de-barb stingrays at sea world and the zoo when they have the swimming tanks to feed/pet them
 
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