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(WPTV)   The most heart-warming "Fishermen help deliver 20 adorable hammerhead shark puppies from their dying mother" you'll likely read this week   (wptv.com) divider line 41
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2014-05-11 03:53:12 PM  
They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.
 
2014-05-11 03:59:48 PM  
In Cedar Key, Florida you can't drop your hook off of the pier without catching a 1 foot long hammerhead.
Love the place, hate the fishing.
 
2014-05-11 03:59:55 PM  
Immediately after delivery, the hammerhead pups ate off all of the fishermen's fingers
 
2014-05-11 04:00:49 PM  
Talk about fresh sushi
 
2014-05-11 04:02:51 PM  
Wonder what hurt the shark.
 
2014-05-11 04:08:31 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.


No, no, NO! Sharks are not the people killing machines Hollywood portrays them to be.

Yes, big sharks do attack humans. No, they aren't specifically hunting humans. They are hunting seals.

Most of the time; the shark gives the person a little love bite to see what the person is. Then they realize, "Hey, this isn't a seal" and swim off.

/ Just don't swim in waters with large extant seal populations and you'll be fine.
 
2014-05-11 04:14:11 PM  
Ya, until the japanese fishermen get ahold of them, cut their fins off, then push them back in the water alive, to drown a slow and suffocating death.

/just sayin, it happens.
 
2014-05-11 04:15:23 PM  

iheartscotch: Fark like a Barsoomian: They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.

No, no, NO! Sharks are not the people killing machines Hollywood portrays them to be.

Yes, big sharks do attack humans. No, they aren't specifically hunting humans. They are hunting seals.

Most of the time; the shark gives the person a little love bite to see what the person is. Then they realize, "Hey, this isn't a seal" and swim off.

/ Just don't swim in waters with large extant seal populations and you'll be fine.


Don't forget sea turtles.
 
2014-05-11 04:18:00 PM  

iheartscotch: Fark like a Barsoomian: They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.

No, no, NO! Sharks are not the people killing machines Hollywood portrays them to be.

Yes, big sharks do attack humans. No, they aren't specifically hunting humans. They are hunting seals.

Most of the time; the shark gives the person a little love bite to see what the person is. Then they realize, "Hey, this isn't a seal" and swim off.

/ Just don't swim in waters with large extant seal populations and you'll be fine.


I've read that flopping around on a board makes you look like a big fat juicy seal from below.
 
2014-05-11 04:25:51 PM  

miniflea: iheartscotch: Fark like a Barsoomian: They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.

No, no, NO! Sharks are not the people killing machines Hollywood portrays them to be.

Yes, big sharks do attack humans. No, they aren't specifically hunting humans. They are hunting seals.

Most of the time; the shark gives the person a little love bite to see what the person is. Then they realize, "Hey, this isn't a seal" and swim off.

/ Just don't swim in waters with large extant seal populations and you'll be fine.

I've read that flopping around on a board makes you look like a big fat juicy seal from below.


Its not really the flopping. Its the outline of the board, and your arms and legs that make it you look like a seal mcnugget.
 
2014-05-11 04:27:14 PM  

iheartscotch: Fark like a Barsoomian: They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.

No, no, NO! Sharks are not the people killing machines Hollywood portrays them to be.

Yes, big sharks do attack humans. No, they aren't specifically hunting humans. They are hunting seals.

Most of the time; the shark gives the person a little love bite to see what the person is. Then they realize, "Hey, this isn't a seal" and swim off.

/ Just don't swim in waters with large extant seal populations and you'll be fine.


img.fark.net

/oblig.
 
2014-05-11 04:29:19 PM  
Fortunately the pups may do OK without the mother..
 
2014-05-11 04:32:15 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.


Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming.
 
2014-05-11 04:32:23 PM  
Puppies? I would rather see shark kittens.
 
2014-05-11 04:32:58 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.


tens, you mean tens of people

/finally, a story out of Florida that isn't crazy
//then again, I like sharks and the people who help them
 
2014-05-11 04:33:38 PM  
I can't stop laughing at:

"Did you know what you were doing?"

"No."
 
2014-05-11 04:38:51 PM  

gonegirl: I can't stop laughing at:

"Did you know what you were doing?"

"No."


Are you still laughing now?
 
2014-05-11 04:41:19 PM  

No Time To Explain: Fark like a Barsoomian: They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.

tens, you mean tens of people

/finally, a story out of Florida that isn't crazy
//then again, I like sharks and the people who help them


No kidding. A story about a bunch of guys who do a rational, compassionate deed? For sharks? And they're from Florida? That really is news.
 
2014-05-11 04:43:07 PM  
Experts say hammerheads are considered endangered around the world, and fishermen should not drag them to the beach.

Unless you can be on TV.
 
2014-05-11 04:44:39 PM  

Canton: No Time To Explain: Fark like a Barsoomian: They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.

tens, you mean tens of people

/finally, a story out of Florida that isn't crazy
//then again, I like sharks and the people who help them

No kidding. A story about a bunch of guys who do a rational, compassionate deed? For sharks? And they're from Florida? That really is news.


Yeah, they'll get run outta there. Weirdos.
 
2014-05-11 04:47:09 PM  

miniflea: iheartscotch: Fark like a Barsoomian: They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.

No, no, NO! Sharks are not the people killing machines Hollywood portrays them to be.

Yes, big sharks do attack humans. No, they aren't specifically hunting humans. They are hunting seals.

Most of the time; the shark gives the person a little love bite to see what the person is. Then they realize, "Hey, this isn't a seal" and swim off.

/ Just don't swim in waters with large extant seal populations and you'll be fine.

I've read that flopping around on a board makes you look like a big fat juicy seal from below.


It's a combination of the flopping, plus the actual silhouette of the surfer that makes them look like a seal.
 
2014-05-11 04:47:36 PM  
Were they delivered to a fish and chips shop?
 
2014-05-11 05:01:39 PM  
not enough pictures of shark puppies in this thread.

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2014-05-11 05:02:54 PM  

iheartscotch: Fark like a Barsoomian: They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.

No, no, NO! Sharks are not the people killing machines Hollywood portrays them to be.

Yes, big sharks do attack humans. No, they aren't specifically hunting humans. They are hunting seals.

Most of the time; the shark gives the person a little love bite to see what the person is. Then they realize, "Hey, this isn't a seal" and swim off.

/ Just don't swim in waters with large extant seal populations and you'll be fine.


Not many seals around Florida, but great whites still tend to visit, apparently (thanks to Ocearch's work, we used to think a great white sighting was a very rare event). Hammerheads aren't even close when it comes to hazards to humans due to their diet and predatory strategy. They also aren't too aggressive, generally. In Florida, the sharks you mostly have to look out for are bull sharks and tiger sharks, both of which are aggressive as fark and indiscriminate eaters.
 
2014-05-11 05:10:23 PM  
I think the proper term for baby hammerhead sharks is "munchies."
 
2014-05-11 05:11:49 PM  

Twist2005: Wonder what hurt the shark.


A bigger shark.
 
2014-05-11 05:21:41 PM  
fark a shark.
they don't need our help.
 
2014-05-11 05:35:26 PM  

Savage Belief: Immediately after delivery, the hammerhead pups ate off all of the fishermen's fingers


dangit, that's what I came here to say but the speech recognition software of my computer was too slow.  You see, I was one of those fishermen so I'm getting a kick ...

/shakes stubby fists at savage belief
 
2014-05-11 05:38:40 PM  

bigbobowski: fark a shark.
they don't need our help.


I'd like to throw you in the water when they're around.
 
2014-05-11 06:11:14 PM  

AeAe: bigbobowski: fark a shark.
they don't need our help.

I'd like to throw you in the water when they're around.


Considering he's advocating farking sharks, I wonder how that'd go down...
 
2014-05-11 06:46:27 PM  

iheartscotch: Fark like a Barsoomian: They're cute until they grow up to eat hundreds of people.

No, no, NO! Sharks are not the people killing machines Hollywood portrays them to be.

Yes, big sharks do attack humans. No, they aren't specifically hunting humans. They are hunting seals.

Most of the time; the shark gives the person a little love bite to see what the person is. Then they realize, "Hey, this isn't a seal" and swim off.

/ Just don't swim in waters with large extant seal populations and you'll be fine.


When I was a sailor in the Pacific, a Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side.  We were 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. 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, a Lockheed Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. He's a young pilot, 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.
 
2014-05-11 06:52:15 PM  

iheartscotch: / Just don't swim in waters with large extant seal populations and you'll be fine.


or river mouths where fish can get caught in the currents and stuck, murky water, etc... Seriously, swimming in murky water near a river mouth is pretty much just asking a bull shark to take a bite of your ass.
 
2014-05-11 07:02:55 PM  

bigbobowski: fark a shark.
they don't need our help.


If everyone thought like that, the only animals on planet Earth would be farm animals. I for one would not want to live in that world.
 
2014-05-11 07:36:20 PM  
Story?
 
2014-05-11 08:05:25 PM  
I remember, at the coast, when fisher would catch a small one, a foot or two in length, they'd just cut the head off and throw the body on the jetty. Good times.
 
2014-05-11 08:32:07 PM  

AeAe: bigbobowski: fark a shark.
they don't need our help.

I'd like to throw you in the water when they're around.


If he's nice and blubbery, that would help them a lot.
 
2014-05-11 09:44:04 PM  
Nope these "sportsmen" are killers.  Sharks are opportunistic feeders.. Most likely scenario here is that the mom shark was hooked then attacked by other sharks. Unable to defend herself or get off the hook as she was hauled up on the end of the pier she spontaneously aborted in attempt to save herself and her pups.   The "heroic young lads" killed her on the pier  and threw the aborted pups into the water where they were immediately set upon by the adult sharks. They are all dead. Fark these "sportsmen".
 
2014-05-11 10:49:38 PM  

67stang: Nope these "sportsmen" are killers.  Sharks are opportunistic feeders.. Most likely scenario here is that the mom shark was hooked then attacked by other sharks. Unable to defend herself or get off the hook as she was hauled up on the end of the pier she spontaneously aborted in attempt to save herself and her pups.   The "heroic young lads" killed her on the pier  and threw the aborted pups into the water where they were immediately set upon by the adult sharks. They are all dead. Fark these "sportsmen".


I bet you're fun at parties.
 
2014-05-12 02:22:30 AM  

67stang: Nope these "sportsmen" are killers.  Sharks are opportunistic feeders.. Most likely scenario here is that the mom shark was hooked then attacked by other sharks. Unable to defend herself or get off the hook as she was hauled up on the end of the pier she spontaneously aborted in attempt to save herself and her pups.   The "heroic young lads" killed her on the pier  and threw the aborted pups into the water where they were immediately set upon by the adult sharks. They are all dead. Fark these "sportsmen".


sadly.... this
 
2014-05-12 03:39:01 AM  
Oh, fark no.

Twenty more of these killers?  Two stories.


I grew up in Sarasota, just north of Venice, FL.  The gulf waters were just lousy with hammerheads.


One evening when I was 11 or 12 (early Sixties), I and my brother were out fishing with our dad off the Ringling Causeway bridge.  A ways down from us were a bunch of Cubans, also fishing.  After a bit, they hooked something big and proceeded to walk it down the bridge to the land, yamering in excited Spanish the whole way.  It was a big hammerhead.


They dragged it up on land and then spend 15-20 minutes  just beating the hell out of it with tire irons and then let is sit for an hour.  They went back after  that and poked at it and it still snapped at them.  More tire iron action and we left around that time.  F*cking hard to kill bastards.


A few years later, there was a big story in the local paper about a kid who was swimming off Longboat Key and had one leg bitten off a the knee by a hammerhead.  It made a big impression on a lot of my friends.  A few more years later, I actually got to know the guy, as we ended up on the same floor of Smith Hall dorm at FSU.  He still had a bit of a grudge against hammerheads.
 
2014-05-12 04:07:10 PM  

Canton: AeAe: bigbobowski: fark a shark.
they don't need our help.

I'd like to throw you in the water when they're around.

Considering he's advocating farking sharks, I wonder how that'd go down...


Wet and slightly sticky, I'd guess. I mean, considering the fluids involved and the environment, plus the ocean and sunshine... yeah, probably wet and sticky, followed by crusty as the sun dried out his members. After all, that is what usually happens to bloody bite wounds around the ocean, right?
 
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