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(Daily Mail)   "Swimmer mauled to death by Great White Shark in front of hundreds of tourists on New Zealand beach as armed police opened fire on the animal at least 20 times." Sonofabiatch. Landshark   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 133
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2013-02-27 07:59:59 AM  
mojoimage.com

"How's Skoora taking it?"

"Not well!..."
 
2013-02-27 08:44:34 AM  
Tragedy to hear about this. My condolences to his family and friends.
 
2013-02-27 09:09:45 AM  
Candygram.
 
2013-02-27 09:10:56 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Good riddance...
 
2013-02-27 09:11:12 AM  
Well, they probably only "opened fire" once.
 
2013-02-27 09:13:12 AM  
FTA:  'He was still alive. He put his head up. We called him to swim over the rock to where we were.'
'He raised his hand up and then while he was rising his hand up we saw another attack and pull him in the water.
'He came back up. His head was on the water...then we notice he was already dead'


Holy bleepity, bleep BLEEP! That is straight out of a horror movie. I didn't even witness it but the image in my head makes me want to curl up in a ball and weep for my mommy.
 
2013-02-27 09:13:14 AM  
Clearly this means we must hunt all sharks to Extinction, right?

/maybe not a good idea to look like a seal from the Sharks' point of view.
 
2013-02-27 09:14:08 AM  

AirForceVet: Tragedy to hear about this. My condolences to his family and friends.


How do you know the shark was male?
 
2013-02-27 09:14:35 AM  
After RTFA, sounds like a pretty awful way to go. Not real good for the swimmer either.

/ Bummer for all involved.
 
2013-02-27 09:17:09 AM  
Adam Strange, 46, was attacked and pulled under water

I'm guessing he left his jetpack on the beach.
 
2013-02-27 09:17:26 AM  
Actually, he's just a dolphin.
 
2013-02-27 09:17:36 AM  
What a Great White might look like...
i.dailymail.co.uk
/Nom
 
2013-02-27 09:19:07 AM  
It was a shark. It was a shark with a bite radius about a yard across.
 
2013-02-27 09:19:38 AM  
Wanted for questioning:
www.deviantart.com
 
2013-02-27 09:19:41 AM  
That's why I will not swim in the ocean.  Humans are not apex predators once we step foot into the water, screw it the sharks can have the water.

I know the odds of getting attacked are slim to none but that guy probably thought the same thing before he became dinner.  Just need to get the kids terrified of sharks and then I won't ever have to go the beach again (other than lakes of course, and then only  waist deep... damn phobias)
 
2013-02-27 09:19:49 AM  
If you gain their trust, great white sharks are actually quite docile.
 
mhd
2013-02-27 09:20:01 AM  
Landshark?
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-27 09:20:29 AM  
I blame Peter Jackson.
 
2013-02-27 09:21:47 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: If you gain their trust, great white sharks are actually quite docile.


Hell of a step one there though.
 
2013-02-27 09:22:37 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-27 09:22:59 AM  
'ello Bruce!
 
2013-02-27 09:23:11 AM  

stevie1der: AverageAmericanGuy: If you gain their trust, great white sharks are actually quite docile.

Hell of a step one there though.


Really. What if the Great White is just an asshole or has trust issues?
 
2013-02-27 09:23:20 AM  

BronyMedic: Clearly this means we must hunt all sharks to Extinction, right?


feed this one to the shark next
 
2013-02-27 09:23:38 AM  

stevie1der: AverageAmericanGuy: If you gain their trust, great white sharks are actually quite docile.

Hell of a step one there though.


Doesn't seem so hard. Here's some chick swimming with a white.

www.nydailynews.com
 
2013-02-27 09:23:44 AM  
Also...
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-27 09:25:05 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-27 09:25:51 AM  
Shame all the sharks that will be killed over this. No snark, i think a dozen or so dead people is kind of a bargain compared with the massive amounts of sharks we harvest.
 
2013-02-27 09:26:08 AM  
A co-worker of mine was in New Zealand 2 weeks ago, shark was late.
 
2013-02-27 09:26:43 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

RIP ADAM STRANGE
 
2013-02-27 09:26:55 AM  

TNel: I won't ever have to go the beach again (other than lakes of course, and then only  waist deep... damn phobias)


media.filmschoolrejects.com

One of my favorite bad movies of all time.

Whitney: The piranhas... 
Buck Gardner: What about the goddamn piranhas? 
Whitney: They're eating the guests, sir.
 
2013-02-27 09:27:25 AM  

TNel: That's why I will not swim in the ocean.  Humans are not apex predators once we step foot into the water, screw it the sharks can have the water.

I know the odds of getting attacked are slim to none but that guy probably thought the same thing before he became dinner.  Just need to get the kids terrified of sharks and then I won't ever have to go the beach again (other than lakes of course, and then only  waist deep... damn phobias)


Bull Sharks and Greenland Sharks tolerate and hunt fresh water.  Have a nice bath.
 
2013-02-27 09:29:24 AM  
Didn't see the first shark for about a half-hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know, was that our bomb mission was so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin' by, so we formed ourselves into tight groups. It was sorta like you see in the calendars, you know the infantry squares in the old calendars like the Battle of Waterloo and the idea was the shark come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and sometimes that shark he go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away.

Sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't even seem to be livin'... 'til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin' and your hollerin' those sharks come in and... they rip you to pieces.

You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks there were, maybe a thousand. I do know how many men, they averaged six an hour. Thursday mornin', Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boson's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water, he was like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist.

At noon on the fifth day, a Lockheed Ventura swung in low and he spotted us, a young pilot, lot younger than Mr. Hooper here, anyway he spotted us and a few hours later a big ol' fat PBY come down and started to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened. Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went into the water. 316 men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945.
 
2013-02-27 09:30:27 AM  

Two16: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x179]


Well, this was no boat accident.
 
2013-02-27 09:33:05 AM  
Friends said they would never meat a better chum.
 
2013-02-27 09:34:15 AM  

TheGogmagog: Friends said they would never meat a better chum.


TOO SOON!
 
2013-02-27 09:35:08 AM  
Ha, ha - they're all gonna die.
 
2013-02-27 09:35:53 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: stevie1der: AverageAmericanGuy: If you gain their trust, great white sharks are actually quite docile.

Hell of a step one there though.

Doesn't seem so hard. Here's some chick swimming with a white.

[www.nydailynews.com image 635x338]


He's probably thinking, "Guess I'll have carryout tonight..."
 
2013-02-27 09:36:03 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

that boat does not look nearly big enough
 
2013-02-27 09:36:22 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: stevie1der: AverageAmericanGuy: If you gain their trust, great white sharks are actually quite docile.

Hell of a step one there though.

Doesn't seem so hard. Here's some chick swimming with a white.

[www.nydailynews.com image 635x338]


O sure, they're BFF's now, just wait until she gets a visit from her Aunt Flo.
 
2013-02-27 09:36:29 AM  

Tanthalas39: Candygram.


Mrs. Arlen?  Mrs. Burling?
 
2013-02-27 09:36:41 AM  

Meethos: Shame all the sharks that will be killed over this. No snark, i think a dozen or so dead people is kind of a bargain compared with the massive amounts of sharks we harvest.


If only there were some other way to avoid getting attacked by sharks....
 
2013-02-27 09:38:37 AM  
impromptu complete-the-caption-contest:

"We're gonna need a bigger..."
 
2013-02-27 09:39:35 AM  

MBooda: impromptu complete-the-caption-contest:

"We're gonna need a bigger..."


reggiestake.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-27 09:41:08 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x414]

that boat does not look nearly big enough


Neither do those guns.
Assault rifles aren't known for being very powerful.

/Guns VS things under water isn't the best situation to begin with.
/Bring a grenade.
 
2013-02-27 09:41:31 AM  
When I was a child I spent the day at the beach with my family on the way home we stopped at the docks to pick up some lobster for dinner. A fishing boat had just unloaded a shark. Being a small child I asked my Dad "What is that?" he told me that it was a shark. I asked "Where did it come from?" he explained that it was caught just off the coast. That was the last time I went swimming in the ocean and that was long before Jaws. Thankfully we lived by a lake and only visited the ocean for 2 weeks every summer otherwise I probably would have had a total fear of the water.
 
2013-02-27 09:42:36 AM  
Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, chief. It was comin' back, from the island of Tinian to Laytee, just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in twelve minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. Thirteen footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know... was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. Huh huh. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, chief. The sharks come cruisin'. So we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know it's... kinda like ol' squares in battle like a, you see on a calendar, like the battle of Waterloo. And the idea was, the shark comes to the nearest man and that man, he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark would go away. Sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a shark, he's got...lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the ocean turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces.

Y'know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men! I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand! I don't know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday mornin' chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player, boson's mate. I thought he was asleep, reached over to wake him up. Bobbed up and down in the water, just like a kinda top. Up ended. Well... he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. He's a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper, anyway he saw us and come in low. And three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and start to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water, three hundred and sixteen men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.
 
2013-02-27 09:43:51 AM  
surftherenow.com
/sharks repeating
 
2013-02-27 09:44:07 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: stevie1der: AverageAmericanGuy: If you gain their trust, great white sharks are actually quite docile.

Hell of a step one there though.

Doesn't seem so hard. Here's some chick swimming with a white.

[www.nydailynews.com image 635x338]


There's a shark in that pic...Oh, there it is. Got it.
 
2013-02-27 09:44:52 AM  

mhd: Landshark?
[i.imgur.com image 300x200]


dang, I haven't seen that picture in a loooong time.

thanks for the memory whip.
 
2013-02-27 09:45:57 AM  

ongbok: stevie1der: AverageAmericanGuy: If you gain their trust, great white sharks are actually quite docile.

Hell of a step one there though.

Really. What if the Great White is just an asshole or has trust issues?


What we need is shark therapy. It's a bastards to get them on the couch, but well worth the trouble.
 
2013-02-27 09:46:18 AM  
Never get out of the boat...never get out of the boat...
 
2013-02-27 09:46:38 AM  

BronyMedic: Clearly this means we must hunt all sharks to Extinction, right?

/maybe not a good idea to look like a seal from the Sharks' point of view.


Are you reading the comments section on that article?  People really think that!
 
2013-02-27 09:47:37 AM  

WippitGuud: Anyway, we delivered the bomb.


Mary Ellen Moffat. She broke my heart.
 
2013-02-27 09:48:08 AM  

TNel: That's why I will not swim in the ocean.  Humans are not apex predators once we step foot into the water, screw it the sharks can have the water.

I know the odds of getting attacked are slim to none but that guy probably thought the same thing before he became dinner.  Just need to get the kids terrified of sharks and then I won't ever have to go the beach again (other than lakes of course, and then only  waist deep... damn phobias)


Exactly this...
I've already got my 10 year old daughter worried about sharks.
Just make em watch Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, and The Reef.
She's vowed to never get in the ocean.
Woot!
 
2013-02-27 09:49:48 AM  

gremlin1: When I was a child I spent the day at the beach with my family on the way home we stopped at the docks to pick up some lobster for dinner. A fishing boat had just unloaded a shark. Being a small child I asked my Dad "What is that?" he told me that it was a shark. I asked "Where did it come from?" he explained that it was caught just off the coast. That was the last time I went swimming in the ocean and that was long before Jaws. Thankfully we lived by a lake and only visited the ocean for 2 weeks every summer otherwise I probably would have had a total fear of the water.


I live in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The largest confirmed great white ever caught was just off our coast - 20.3 ft. And yet there has never been a shark sighting from land here, ever.
 
2013-02-27 09:50:22 AM  
stevie1der: 
O sure, they're BFF's now, just wait until she gets a visit from her Aunt Flo.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but occult blood does not affect sharks.
 
2013-02-27 09:50:45 AM  
www.autarch.co
 
2013-02-27 09:50:57 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
/oblig
 
2013-02-27 09:51:00 AM  

Rawhead Rex: TNel: That's why I will not swim in the ocean.  Humans are not apex predators once we step foot into the water, screw it the sharks can have the water.

I know the odds of getting attacked are slim to none but that guy probably thought the same thing before he became dinner.  Just need to get the kids terrified of sharks and then I won't ever have to go the beach again (other than lakes of course, and then only  waist deep... damn phobias)

Exactly this...
I've already got my 10 year old daughter worried about sharks.
Just make em watch Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, and The Reef.
She's vowed to never get in the ocean.
Woot!


Solid parenting skills.
 
2013-02-27 09:51:46 AM  
Jaws came out during a family vacation to Wilmington, N.C. Saw it through a crack between my fingers, except for the scene in which Quint is devoured...didn't watch that scene until I was in my 20s. Didn't get more than shin deep in the ocean during that vacation or any subsequent trips to the beach for a lonnnnnngggg time.
 
2013-02-27 09:52:05 AM  
WippitGuud

Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, chief. It was comin' back, from the island of Tinian to Laytee, just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in twelve minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. Thirteen footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know... was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. Huh huh. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, chief. The sharks come cruisin'. So we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know it's... kinda like ol' squares in battle like a, you see on a calendar, like the battle of Waterloo. And the idea was, the shark comes to the nearest man and that man, he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark would go away. Sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a shark, he's got...lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the ocean turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces.

Y'know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men! I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand! I don't know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday mornin' chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player, boson's mate. I thought he was asleep, reached over to wake him up. Bobbed up and down in the water, just like a kinda top. Up ended. Well... he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. He's a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper, anyway he saw us and come in low. And three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and start to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water, three hundred and sixteen men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.


That was one of the best scenes in the Muppet Movie.
 
2013-02-27 09:54:13 AM  
People of New Zealand and Australia.... here's a suggestion.... build more swimming pools.
 
2013-02-27 09:54:15 AM  

stevie1der: AverageAmericanGuy: If you gain their trust, great white sharks are actually quite docile.

Hell of a step one there though.


lol yeah besides great whites are solitary apex predators they have no need for the concept of "trust" and therefore probably never evolved one.
 
2013-02-27 09:56:53 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x414]

that boat does not look nearly big enough


Are you saying they're gonna to need a bigger boat?
 
2013-02-27 09:58:26 AM  

JelloBAfro: Never get out of the boat...never get out of the boat...



www.jonathanrosenbaum.com

Wrong movie, but that's damn right.
 
2013-02-27 10:00:34 AM  
The guy is kind of a dumbass (I hope his family doesn't frequent Fark)

He was swimming 200 meters off shore doing an impersonation of a sea lion. If you are looking to get eaten by a large shark - that's the way to do it.
 
2013-02-27 10:01:59 AM  
Does anyone know if they use special rounds when shooting at sharks? As seen on Mythbusters, shooting in to water is a pretty useless endeavor. I'd think harpoons would be needed to make any kind of rescue plausible
 
2013-02-27 10:04:21 AM  
Wonder how many times they shot the swimmer.
 
2013-02-27 10:09:11 AM  
Wow, those folks in New Zealand are REALLY working hard for the tourist dollar!  I missed the advertisement for THAT kind of entertainment!  The swimmer WAS a convict, right?
 
2013-02-27 10:10:05 AM  
http://youtu.be/7EvkX7ewYQQ
 
2013-02-27 10:17:51 AM  
If this had happened in America they would have shot the victim's dog instead....
 
2013-02-27 10:18:58 AM  
My brother lives in muriwai, and his wife swims (or used to after this) there.
//getting a kick.
 
2013-02-27 10:20:36 AM  
I tried to tell him it wouldn't make a good sunscreen lotion, but would he listen nooooooo

t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-27 10:21:30 AM  

stevie1der: AverageAmericanGuy: If you gain their trust, great white sharks are actually quite docile.

Hell of a step one there though.


The only sharks that do this sort of thing are the ones that had bad owners.
 
2013-02-27 10:23:17 AM  
Goodbye, funny-haired men...

www.glamrock.com
 
2013-02-27 10:34:30 AM  
d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net
 
2013-02-27 10:36:17 AM  
I hear a good well place kick or punch to the nose will most times scare the shark away even if it's a 16ft great white. I mean at that point what else have you got to loose?
 
2013-02-27 10:36:43 AM  
Swimming with the sharks?  How about a hot girl swimming with the sharks, I like that!

i.imgur.com

And a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okgOttEyl-Q
 
2013-02-27 10:37:46 AM  

Bin_jammin: Actually, he's just a dolphin.


Really!?!  (Opens door)
 
2013-02-27 10:40:41 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: stevie1der: AverageAmericanGuy: If you gain their trust, great white sharks are actually quite docile.

Hell of a step one there though.

Doesn't seem so hard. Here's some chick swimming with a white.

[www.nydailynews.com image 635x338]


I wonder if the shark even knows that she's there... I'll wait to be impressed until she goes to the business end with a toothbrush and some floss.
 
2013-02-27 10:43:30 AM  

SuperNinjaToad: I hear a good well place kick or punch to the nose will most times scare the shark away even if it's a 16ft great white. I mean at that point what else have you got to loose?


Good luck with that...

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-02-27 10:45:50 AM  

Rawhead Rex: TNel: That's why I will not swim in the ocean.  Humans are not apex predators once we step foot into the water, screw it the sharks can have the water.

I know the odds of getting attacked are slim to none but that guy probably thought the same thing before he became dinner.  Just need to get the kids terrified of sharks and then I won't ever have to go the beach again (other than lakes of course, and then only  waist deep... damn phobias)

Exactly this...
I've already got my 10 year old daughter worried about sharks.
Just make em watch Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, and The Reef.
She's vowed to never get in the ocean.
Woot!


I think I am a worse parent than you.  I made my 3 kids (youngest was 4) watch "Fire In the Sky".. kept mentioning it was "based on a true story".  All 3 kids have had nightmares since .  For the past 25 years.
 
2013-02-27 10:46:07 AM  
I wonder if the swimmer had previously eaten shark. Maybe it was personal.
 
2013-02-27 10:48:40 AM  

madgonad: The guy is kind of a dumbass (I hope his family doesn't frequent Fark)

He was swimming 200 meters off shore doing an impersonation of a sea lion. If you are looking to get eaten by a large shark - that's the way to do it.


Yup..what the HELL are you doing in shark infested waters that far from shore?
It just screams, EAT MEEE!!!

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-27 10:50:34 AM  
Screw swimming in salt water. I was at Virginia Beach back in the 60's, nice waves and fun body surfing. Lots of people in the water having a good time. I notice this boat similar to the Orca come in with a guy on the bowsprit holding a harpoon, it's only about 150 feet out. In front of the boat a largish fin comes up, brown with a white tip, the guy throws the harpoon and nails the shark. I don't know what kind of shark it was and I don't care. Haven't swum in saltwater since.
 
2013-02-27 10:56:54 AM  

Dinobot: Two16: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x179]

Well, this was no boat accident.


i.dailymail.co.uk

Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, Fark. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many captains on this island. $10,000 for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.
 
2013-02-27 11:00:49 AM  
As much as I love marine life, then if there are sharks who have tasted human flesh, they need to be culled.

Oh, come on.  Is it really THAT delicious?
 
2013-02-27 11:05:21 AM  
I hate to admit but I laughed when I scrolled down to the shark picture.

I swim in the ocean. Swam in it all my life. Will swim again. In the shark attack capital of the world.

That dude was way offshore in waters known for Great Whites. Had this happened off South Africa or Monterrey, I'd have the same thought. If it happened in New Jersey, I'd be surprised.
 
2013-02-27 11:08:24 AM  

Sybarite: Adam Strange, 46, was attacked and pulled under water

I'm guessing he left his jetpack on the beach.


In his defense, he can't control where the Zeta Beam drops him.
 
2013-02-27 11:12:41 AM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-02-27 11:13:14 AM  
Time to call the seals I guess.
 
2013-02-27 11:16:22 AM  
www.whithonea.com

Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2013-02-27 12:12:26 PM  
Back in my younger days, would occasionally catch a buzz with the group, and going body surfing at night. Every once in a while, a moment of clarity would enter my brain, realizing I was the farthest one out, and I really can't see anything. The occasional something brushing against my leg didn't help. Then a nice set would roll in, and all was forgotten. Only Santa Monica Bay, can't remember any shark attacks there, but no way could I do that now.
 
2013-02-27 12:13:41 PM  

cochlear: I think I am a worse parent than you.  I made my 3 kids (youngest was 4) watch "Fire In the Sky".. kept mentioning it was "based on a true story".  All 3 kids have had nightmares since .  For the past 25 years.


I watched Jaws with my parents when I was 4 and that's how I have my phobia of sharks.  It's bad, I used to get spooked when I was at the pool in the deep end.  Now I'm better with the pool but any lake means nothing more than waist deep without deep breathing.

To someone that posted about Piranhas... those don't attack humans like that.  Watch the Penn and Teller one where he was swimming in a tank full of them.
 
2013-02-27 12:22:40 PM  
Yeah, fark that. I'll go in the ocean, but I'll make sure there is someone out farther out that I am, and more tasty looking. Once you get into water more than shoulder deep... we drop way too many notches on the food chain than I'm comfortable with.
 
2013-02-27 12:27:18 PM  
Holy farking hell that's scary. Even if that only happens once a decade (or less often), well, holy farking hell!
 
2013-02-27 12:29:10 PM  
Older shark wanted him off his ocean.
 
2013-02-27 12:36:10 PM  

H31N0US: I swim in the ocean. Swam in it all my life. Will swim again. In the shark attack capital of the world.


Me, too.  Have you moved, though, or do you visit often?
 
2013-02-27 01:11:37 PM  
 
2013-02-27 02:23:57 PM  

ten foiled hats: H31N0US: I swim in the ocean. Swam in it all my life. Will swim again. In the shark attack capital of the world.

Me, too.  Have you moved, though, or do you visit often?


tell darwin I said hello when you see him.
 
2013-02-27 02:39:53 PM  
This is huge news here, since in NZ you never get any wild predator attacks man stories.
 
2013-02-27 02:45:47 PM  
www.sharkspage.com

/hot link!
 
2013-02-27 02:45:50 PM  

TiiiMMMaHHH: ten foiled hats: H31N0US: I swim in the ocean. Swam in it all my life. Will swim again. In the shark attack capital of the world.

Me, too.  Have you moved, though, or do you visit often?

tell darwin I said hello when you see him.


Attack capital, not fatality capital.  But yeah, I will if I happen across him.
 
2013-02-27 03:14:22 PM  
images.nationalgeographic.com

I'd rather swim with sharks than these.

At least you can see a shark before you've got one down your swim trunks.
 
2013-02-27 03:19:27 PM  
Suck it, biatches!!
 
2013-02-27 03:53:40 PM  

studebaker hoch: At least you can see a shark before you've got one down your swim trunks.


Not with Great Whites you can't. They like to come up from below you and do a surprise attack. Hell, they will hit you so fast that they will launch you and their entire body above the surface of the water.
 
2013-02-27 04:02:55 PM  
OMG Sharks have paws? When did this happen. Shark mauling.. LOL
 
2013-02-27 04:22:56 PM  
Swimmer mauled to death by Great White Shark in front of hundreds of tourists on New Zealand beach

That's Strange. Who was it?
 
2013-02-27 04:23:32 PM  

Cup_O_Jo: OMG Sharks have paws? When did this happen. Shark mauling.. LOL


mauled past participle, past tense of maul (Verb)Verb(of an animal) Wound (a person or animal) by scratching and tearing.
Yes sharks can maul you, it doesn't have to have feet or paws to maul.
 
2013-02-27 04:25:40 PM  
I grew up being fairly obsessed with great white sharks due to Jaws and Shark Week. They terrified me... I used to be scared of the drain in the deep end of my nana's pool. She lived on a canal and I was certain that a shark could just chomp it's way from the canal up the pipes into the pool. The imagination of a child.

I still am scared of sharks but I'm not going to let that stop me from swimming in the ocean. The caribbean is best- it's like swimming in a bathtub and you can really see everything going on around you. I don't swim nearly as often here in Florida- bull sharks scare me more than great whites, and we get lots of bites around here. But sometimes on a hot summer's day it's so worth it to jump in the salt water and body surf the waves.

That being said, he was not a smart man for swimming so far off the shore. It's terrible what happened, but if a shark didn't get him, a rip tide may have instead.
 
2013-02-27 04:42:38 PM  
Am I the only one who wanted to play Minecraft after seeing the photo of the victim with his (?) child?
 
2013-02-27 04:46:57 PM  
i.ebayimg.com

I don`t think it was one of these guys.
 
2013-02-27 04:49:24 PM  

WippitGuud: gremlin1: When I was a child I spent the day at the beach with my family on the way home we stopped at the docks to pick up some lobster for dinner. A fishing boat had just unloaded a shark. Being a small child I asked my Dad "What is that?" he told me that it was a shark. I asked "Where did it come from?" he explained that it was caught just off the coast. That was the last time I went swimming in the ocean and that was long before Jaws. Thankfully we lived by a lake and only visited the ocean for 2 weeks every summer otherwise I probably would have had a total fear of the water.

I live in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The largest confirmed great white ever caught was just off our coast - 20.3 ft. And yet there has never been a shark sighting from land here, ever.


That was in 1983. In 1945, a shark measuring 21.3' was caught in Cuban waters. This appears to be the largest VERIFIED Great White ever captured.
 
2013-02-27 04:50:30 PM  

ten foiled hats: TiiiMMMaHHH: ten foiled hats: H31N0US: I swim in the ocean. Swam in it all my life. Will swim again. In the shark attack capital of the world.

Me, too.  Have you moved, though, or do you visit often?

tell darwin I said hello when you see him.

Attack capital, not fatality capital.  But yeah, I will if I happen across him.


Yep I live in Jersey now but will be swimming in the warm water off Conn beach in Vero later in March.
 
2013-02-27 04:55:00 PM  

TiiiMMMaHHH: ten foiled hats: H31N0US: I swim in the ocean. Swam in it all my life. Will swim again. In the shark attack capital of the world.

Me, too.  Have you moved, though, or do you visit often?

tell darwin I said hello when you see him.


Darwin's on the other side of the world.

/lots of sharks there, too, bruce
 
2013-02-27 04:56:27 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Yeah, fark that. I'll go in the ocean, but I'll make sure there is someone out farther out that I am, and more tasty looking. Once you get into water more than shoulder deep... we drop way too many notches on the food chain than I'm comfortable with.


ftpcontent.worldnow.com
 
2013-02-27 05:10:41 PM  
i188.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-27 05:12:46 PM  

arghyematey: I don't swim nearly as often here in Florida- bull sharks scare me more than great whites, and we get lots of bites around here.


God, this.  If I'm not mistaken, bulls have the highest testerone levels of any species known to man.  Not a fish you want to run into.  Still, ocean=big.  Odds of attack=miniscule.  I don't go as often as I used to, but I love it when I do.

H31N0US: ten foiled hats: TiiiMMMaHHH: ten foiled hats: H31N0US: I swim in the ocean. Swam in it all my life. Will swim again. In the shark attack capital of the world.

Me, too.  Have you moved, though, or do you visit often?

tell darwin I said hello when you see him.

Attack capital, not fatality capital.  But yeah, I will if I happen across him.

Yep I live in Jersey now but will be swimming in the warm water off Conn beach in Vero later in March.


Nice enough down there.  Sebastian (and surrounding areas) probably my favorite.  (But I'm generally at New Smyrna if I'm at the beach...speaking of sharks.)
 
2013-02-27 05:24:21 PM  

studebaker hoch: [images.nationalgeographic.com image 600x450]

I'd rather swim with sharks than these.

At least you can see a shark before you've got one down your swim trunks.


QFT.  I had a bunch of tiny ones sting the hell out of my legs and groin while diving in Bali.  Just swimming along, examining the coral, and WHAM it felt like about 100 wasps stung me at once.  Hurt for three days afterwards.  Still, it could have been worse:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irukandji_jellyfish

/CSB!
 
2013-02-27 05:32:28 PM  

TNel: Cup_O_Jo: OMG Sharks have paws? When did this happen. Shark mauling.. LOL

mauled past participle, past tense of maul (Verb)Verb(of an animal) Wound (a person or animal) by scratching and tearing.
Yes sharks can maul you, it doesn't have to have feet or paws to maul.

1. to handle clumsily; paw 2. to batter or lacerate   Yes, I know this at the same time almost always it is about handling something. Not usually with the teeth. I looked it up before I made fun of it. Grow a sense of humor comic book guy.
 
2013-02-27 06:08:02 PM  
I guess he had dandruff, they found his Head & Shoulders on the beach.
 
2013-02-27 06:13:36 PM  
i47.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-27 06:15:29 PM  

martid4: I guess he had dandruff, they found his Head & Shoulders on the beach.


If he'd used Head & Shoulders, he wouldn't have had dandruff.

/...and the blonde asks, "How do you give shoulders?"  Bah-dum-bum.  (Old/oblig.)
 
2013-02-27 06:31:45 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrZSeddlXu4">http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=jrZSeddlXu4

...and of course:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEbi_AJ0wUU&feature=fvwp&NR=1">http:/ /www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEbi_AJ0wUU&feature=fvwp&NR=1
 
2013-02-27 07:15:13 PM  

ten foiled hats: arghyematey: I don't swim nearly as often here in Florida- bull sharks scare me more than great whites, and we get lots of bites around here.

God, this.  If I'm not mistaken, bulls have the highest testerone levels of any species known to man.  Not a fish you want to run into.  Still, ocean=big.  Odds of attack=miniscule.  I don't go as often as I used to, but I love it when I do.H31N0US: ten foiled hats: TiiiMMMaHHH: ten foiled hats: H31N0US: I swim in the ocean. Swam in it all my life. Will swim again. In the shark attack capital of the world.

Me, too.  Have you moved, though, or do you visit often?

tell darwin I said hello when you see him.

Attack capital, not fatality capital.  But yeah, I will if I happen across him.

Yep I live in Jersey now but will be swimming in the warm water off Conn beach in Vero later in March.

Nice enough down there.  Sebastian (and surrounding areas) probably my favorite.  (But I'm generally at New Smyrna if I'm at the beach...speaking of sharks.)


Sebastian huh?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkzPdUAOYWI&list=FLrMBkUPRDWTcufS092bN a tg&index=17
 
2013-02-27 07:41:40 PM  
Hey Japan, how about you kill these bastards and leave the Whales and Dolphins alone? Research them until your bellies are full.
 
2013-02-27 07:47:06 PM  
umad

Not with Great Whites you can't. They like to come up from below you and do a surprise attack. Hell, they will hit you so fast that they will launch you and their entire body above the surface of the water.

Shark please! 

A torso with a head and arms isn't going to feel anything but a headrush for a few seconds before lights out.
 

Box jelly to the junk is going to be a month-long carnival of pain, ending in huge hospital bills and losing your dick.
 
2013-02-27 08:23:25 PM  
Every once in a while, you just want a little Strange....
 
2013-02-27 09:20:00 PM  
While this was posted before as an "earlier, funnier" link, the video in it is very moving.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4815173/man-killed-by-four -g reat-white-sharks.html

It's not horribly sensationalized, it has no narration, and the Kiwis in it are really dignified.  This event is a huge blow for a small country.   Where I live in So Cal there was a father killed by a shark not too long ago.  He was swimming with a group and the shark bit an artery and that pretty much exsanguinated him on the spot.

Very sad stuff.
 
2013-02-27 09:27:55 PM  
This is what you get when you take Jesus out of the jaws of sharks.  They always find someone else to eat.
 
2013-02-27 11:33:24 PM  

TNel: That's why I will not swim in the ocean.  Humans are not apex predators once we step foot into the water, screw it the sharks can have the water.

I know the odds of getting attacked are slim to none but that guy probably thought the same thing before he became dinner.  Just need to get the kids terrified of sharks and then I won't ever have to go the beach again (other than lakes of course, and then only  waist deep... damn phobias)


wpc.4846.edgecastcdn.net

Be very afraid, my friend.
 
2013-02-27 11:44:32 PM  
www.sportsjokecafe.com
 
2013-02-28 09:13:58 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: stevie1der: AverageAmericanGuy: If you gain their trust, great white sharks are actually quite docile.

Hell of a step one there though.

Doesn't seem so hard. Here's some chick swimming with a white.

[www.nydailynews.com image 635x338]


Timothy Treadwell concurs.
 
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