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(TreeHugger)   Fisherman jumps out of his boat into open waters to revive a man-eating bull shark too stunned to swim after being caught and released. How he did this without letting his massive steel balls drag him to the bottom of the ocean we'll never know   (treehugger.com) divider line 31
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2013-10-03 08:40:20 AM
But he survived?
And he jumped in to save the shark?
How he did that is beyond me.
 
2013-10-03 09:44:23 AM
Wat? Bullshark!
 
2013-10-03 09:45:25 AM
Man eating?  I thought bull sharks mostly attack because they don't like you being where they are hunting (mostly).  I'm more concerned about these farkers while out wade fishing.  I remember a while back someone took aerial shots of the flats around Galveston during the late summer and sharks were numerous enough to be well noticed...among the fisherman in chest-high water 1/3 of a mile from the shore.
 
2013-10-03 09:50:46 AM
There wasn't a stick on board to poke it?
 
2013-10-03 09:56:31 AM
Mark my words, some day that shark will spare his life when they battle in the arena.
 
2013-10-03 09:58:51 AM
How he did this without letting his massive steel balls drag him to the bottom of the ocean

Why in thunder would a guy jump into the ocean with massive steel balls?

Or bring them fishing with him, for that matter?
 
2013-10-03 10:03:26 AM

blatz514: There wasn't a stick on board to poke it?


That was my thought as well.  Drive the boat slowly and push it with a board or metal rod or something.
 
2013-10-03 10:07:15 AM
Fark you?
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2013-10-03 10:11:25 AM
Just pushing it with a boat or stick wouldn't necessarily work...

I've done the same with some nice walleye (too big to eat, too small to mount)...but I don't think I was at risk of getting eated.
 
2013-10-03 10:16:48 AM
CrazyCracka420:

 (too big to eat, too small to mount)

Dude, we're talking fish here, please keep you bizarre sexual fantasies to yourself.
 
2013-10-03 10:18:01 AM
When interviewed after the incident he also mentioned he doesn't always drink beer but when he does he drinks Dos Equis.
/when he makes breakfast in bed it includes an omelette bar and a waffle station.
 
2013-10-03 10:30:32 AM

UberDave: Man eating?  I thought bull sharks mostly attack because they don't like you being where they are hunting (mostly).  I'm more concerned about these farkers while out wade fishing.  I remember a while back someone took aerial shots of the flats around Galveston during the late summer and sharks were numerous enough to be well noticed...among the fisherman in chest-high water 1/3 of a mile from the shore.

 
2013-10-03 10:34:51 AM
Let's try that again:

There are always bullsharks off Galveston; they love the warm shallow water and the oil rigs.

Most of the bites we see in wade fisherman in Galveston are from young bullsharks or tiger sharks. They just bite and release, testing to see if we are yummy. But we have bull sharks in the bayous sometimes too, and the big ones eat anything they can grab. The little ones are OK.

That dude was brave and dumb. Bull sharks are psycho.
 
2013-10-03 10:47:20 AM
Most shark attacks worldwide are bull sharks, since they can live in fresh and salt water they can be anywhere if the temperatures suit them.
 
2013-10-03 11:03:47 AM
He survived to he's awesome. If he would have died we would all be laughing at a headline.
 
2013-10-03 11:22:57 AM
The "x" balls meme is really unfunny and I wish you would all stop using it. Thanks.
 
2013-10-03 11:24:12 AM
Yeah, thing was in shock for a bit.  Swimming with it for five feet was what did the trick.  He is the shark whisperer.
 
2013-10-03 12:00:40 PM
Doc Ford did it.

/not obscure
 
2013-10-03 12:10:04 PM
Catch are release is a stupid way to waste time, while messing with wildlife.  If you really have to do this, just attach an anchor to your line and pull back in.  For a challenge, try to see how big of an anchor you can pull in.  If you are going to fish, eat what you catch if they are big enough.

/ I like fishing, but I like eating fish too
//I like gardening, but I like eating fruits and vegetables, so I don't like planting useless flowers
 
2013-10-03 12:23:03 PM

ralanprod: CrazyCracka420:

 (too big to eat, too small to mount)

Dude, we're talking fish here, please keep you bizarre sexual fantasies to yourself.


It's all about exposure, if you are unaware of something, how would you even know if you like it or not?

/i lol'ed btw, thanks

Nayest: The "x" balls meme is really unfunny and I wish you would all stop using it. Thanks.


agreed...I don't get it.  balls are very weak and sensitive to the slightest touch.  pussies take a pounding and usually keep on ticking.  So I think calling someone a pussy, or saying someone has balls is completely backwards.
 
2013-10-03 12:23:37 PM

lack of warmth: Catch are release is a stupid way to waste time, while messing with wildlife.  If you really have to do this, just attach an anchor to your line and pull back in.  For a challenge, try to see how big of an anchor you can pull in.  If you are going to fish, eat what you catch if they are big enough.

/ I like fishing, but I like eating fish too
//I like gardening, but I like eating fruits and vegetables, so I don't like planting useless flowers


somebody needs a hobby
 
2013-10-03 12:27:58 PM
Great.  Now sport fishing is suddenly going to become lame and passé.
 
2013-10-03 12:37:19 PM
Strange how he cares about whether or not the shark dies, but apparently doesn't care about the stress he put the shark through in order to catch and release to start with
 
2013-10-03 12:58:50 PM

CrazyCracka420: ralanprod: CrazyCracka420:

 (too big to eat, too small to mount)

Dude, we're talking fish here, please keep you bizarre sexual fantasies to yourself.

It's all about exposure, if you are unaware of something, how would you even know if you like it or not?

/i lol'ed btw, thanks

Nayest: The "x" balls meme is really unfunny and I wish you would all stop using it. Thanks.

agreed...I don't get it.  balls are very weak and sensitive to the slightest touch.  pussies take a pounding and usually keep on ticking.  So I think calling someone a pussy, or saying someone has balls is completely backwards.


...said Betty White.
 
2013-10-03 02:02:55 PM

Ready-set: CrazyCracka420: ralanprod: CrazyCracka420:

 (too big to eat, too small to mount)

Dude, we're talking fish here, please keep you bizarre sexual fantasies to yourself.

It's all about exposure, if you are unaware of something, how would you even know if you like it or not?

/i lol'ed btw, thanks

Nayest: The "x" balls meme is really unfunny and I wish you would all stop using it. Thanks.

agreed...I don't get it.  balls are very weak and sensitive to the slightest touch.  pussies take a pounding and usually keep on ticking.  So I think calling someone a pussy, or saying someone has balls is completely backwards.

...said Betty White.


Hmm never really thought about Betty White before...not sure how I would have her quote in my head...maybe it's a coincidence...or maybe I'm a dirty plagiarist...

/not going to worry about it though, this is fark :P
 
2013-10-03 02:04:00 PM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Strange how he cares about whether or not the shark dies, but apparently doesn't care about the stress he put the shark through in order to catch and release to start with


How is that strange?  He likes fishing for sport.  He respects and wants the species to be thriving in order for him to be able to catch more of them in the future.

Devil's advocate, I has it.
 
2013-10-03 02:16:51 PM
Bless his heart.  Craziest thing I ever did was wade into the water after a 10lb  bluefish I had pulled up on the sand and then released was too stunned to figure out how swimming worked; guided him further into the water and he finally flipped his tail at me and took off.  (I'm more terrified of bluefish than I am sharks; sharks will bite you to see if you taste good.  Bluefish will bite you because you are there and made of meat and they are hungry.  So, so very hungry.  THEY ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY.  And forget it if they're blitzing, you won't catch me with one toe in that water - they will literally eat anything that moves.)

Bluefish teeth are terrifying.
 
2013-10-03 03:03:16 PM
no.
this wasn't balls.
what else was he supposed to do?
not go shark fishing?
-maybe cut the line when he knew he had a shark on the line, perhaps?
yeah...he's a real american hero.
 
2013-10-03 03:05:49 PM
I'm so inspired by this story I'm going to start practicing "shoot and release hunting."  Next year all the cool kids will be doing it.
 
2013-10-03 03:07:59 PM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Strange how he cares about whether or not the shark dies, but apparently doesn't care about the stress he put the shark through in order to catch and release to start with


exactly.
 
2013-10-03 07:35:24 PM

Deedeemarz: UberDave: Man eating?  I thought bull sharks mostly attack because they don't like you being where they are hunting (mostly).  I'm more concerned about these farkers while out wade fishing.  I remember a while back someone took aerial shots of the flats around Galveston during the late summer and sharks were numerous enough to be well noticed...among the fisherman in chest-high water 1/3 of a mile from the shore.


Not really. Typically shark "attacks" (really, really hate using that term) are just incidents of the shark seeing you in murky water and saying "Hm, that fud?" and taking a bite out of you since it can't do much more to figure out if you're Tuna Tartar or what. It's not that they don't like you being there, just that you were a big enough dumbass to be swimming in an area where they could mistake you for being food where they're hunting. Now yeah, bull sharks are definitely territorial as all hell and will attack if you're bugging them. But typically you won't get attacked unless provoking them while in the middle of the ocean since that's not where they hunt generally.
 
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