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2021-01-23 11:31:39 PM  
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2021-01-23 11:51:10 PM  
easily could have been a bull shark.

truth is they are both an ocean and riverine species. they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

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australia man was relatively close to the sea when he was attacked..... his could have been a few shark species. but bull sharks love fresh water and like to taste humans.

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2021-01-24 5:24:34 AM  

luna1580: easily could have been a bull shark.

truth is they are both an ocean and riverine species. they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

[Fark user image 715x391]


australia man was relatively close to the sea when he was attacked..... his could have been a few shark species. but bull sharks love fresh water and like to taste humans.

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I see my job is done here before I even arrived, perfectly Farked, I've tagged you as a legend and all can carry on.
 
2021-01-24 5:31:20 AM  
It is a salt water lake with oven access.
 
2021-01-24 5:31:40 AM  
*ocean, dammit
 
2021-01-24 5:34:31 AM  
Basically like calling the San Francisco Bay "Lake San Francisco"
 
2021-01-24 5:56:51 AM  

JK8Fan: It is a salt water lake with oven access.


Yup kind of a big lagoon. Shark in it not that surprising.
 
2021-01-24 6:11:27 AM  
/Slow clap
/Wipes tear from eye

That was beautiful, subby.  Well done.
 
2021-01-24 6:18:25 AM  

luna1580: they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....


Well, fark.

I'm not even sure I can trust my bathtub anymore.  Thanks.

I kayak in the ocean (Central Coast of California).  Couple years ago, got followed around a bay by a 16 foot great white.  (Keep in mind, my kayak is only 12 feet long.  And I'm only a bit over 6'.  You feel very small in the ocean.)

Have not returned to that bay since.  I assumed Mother Nature was trying to tell me something.  I listened.
 
2021-01-24 6:51:36 AM  

Space Squid: luna1580: they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

Well, fark.

I'm not even sure I can trust my bathtub anymore.  Thanks.

I kayak in the ocean (Central Coast of California).  Couple years ago, got followed around a bay by a 16 foot great white.  (Keep in mind, my kayak is only 12 feet long.  And I'm only a bit over 6'.  You feel very small in the ocean.)

Have not returned to that bay since.  I assumed Mother Nature was trying to tell me something.  I listened.


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2021-01-24 7:11:12 AM  

oyster_popsicles: Space Squid: luna1580: they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

Well, fark.

I'm not even sure I can trust my bathtub anymore.  Thanks.

I kayak in the ocean (Central Coast of California).  Couple years ago, got followed around a bay by a 16 foot great white.  (Keep in mind, my kayak is only 12 feet long.  And I'm only a bit over 6'.  You feel very small in the ocean.)

Have not returned to that bay since.  I assumed Mother Nature was trying to tell me something.  I listened.

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Thanks.  Cause what I was really hurting for was the visual representation of my near doom.  LOL

Cool picture.

I don't recall if it was that same summer, or the summer before that happened to me, but their was a point where the (I forget which authority) track down the shark every now then, and had to warn kayakers that there was a massive shark a few feet behind them.

People tend to paddle faster then.
 
2021-01-24 7:34:34 AM  

luna1580: easily could have been a bull shark.

truth is they are both an ocean and riverine species. they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

[Fark user image image 715x391]


australia man was relatively close to the sea when he was attacked..... his could have been a few shark species. but bull sharks love fresh water and like to taste humans.

[Fark user image image 760x535]


They've been known to swim hundreds of miles up the Mississippi too.
 
2021-01-24 7:35:45 AM  

Space Squid: luna1580: they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

Well, fark.

I'm not even sure I can trust my bathtub anymore.  Thanks.

I kayak in the ocean (Central Coast of California).  Couple years ago, got followed around a bay by a 16 foot great white.  (Keep in mind, my kayak is only 12 feet long.  And I'm only a bit over 6'.  You feel very small in the ocean.)

Have not returned to that bay since.  I assumed Mother Nature was trying to tell me something.  I listened.


It's hard to appreciate 16 feet until you see sixteen feet of shark or crocodile. Think that the average room is 10x12...and that shark wouldn't fit inside your bedroom.
 
2021-01-24 7:59:52 AM  
Bull shark?
Rtfa... They don't know.
Slaps face with tentacle.
 
2021-01-24 8:05:21 AM  

Gyrfalcon: It's hard to appreciate 16 feet until you see sixteen feet of shark or crocodile. Think that the average room is 10x12...and that shark wouldn't fit inside your bedroom.


I never considered that spatial comparison.  That's a good visual.  Hell, that wouldn't even fit in most two-car garages.

But how many Rhode Islands is that?
 
2021-01-24 8:18:44 AM  

Space Squid: Gyrfalcon: It's hard to appreciate 16 feet until you see sixteen feet of shark or crocodile. Think that the average room is 10x12...and that shark wouldn't fit inside your bedroom.

I never considered that spatial comparison.  That's a good visual.  Hell, that wouldn't even fit in most two-car garages.

But how many Rhode Islands is that?


Not sure, but it's two barleycorns less than a furlong.
 
2021-01-24 8:23:50 AM  
At least the incident wasn't a scene in a bad SYFY Channel movie. At least not yet.
 
2021-01-24 8:28:45 AM  

Space Squid: oyster_popsicles: Space Squid: luna1580: they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

Well, fark.

I'm not even sure I can trust my bathtub anymore.  Thanks.

I kayak in the ocean (Central Coast of California).  Couple years ago, got followed around a bay by a 16 foot great white.  (Keep in mind, my kayak is only 12 feet long.  And I'm only a bit over 6'.  You feel very small in the ocean.)

Have not returned to that bay since.  I assumed Mother Nature was trying to tell me something.  I listened.

[Fark user image 425x284]

Thanks.  Cause what I was really hurting for was the visual representation of my near doom.  LOL

Cool picture.

I don't recall if it was that same summer, or the summer before that happened to me, but their was a point where the (I forget which authority) track down the shark every now then, and had to warn kayakers that there was a massive shark a few feet behind them.

People tend to paddle faster then.


I was bitten by the kayak bug 2 years ago(bit late at 47 but w/e) and since i live in front of a river(walk out my front door, cross the street and voila) i go as often as i can.

The biggest fishies we have in the Milles-Iles river are Gar. Pretty hefty poisson and i've heard a few fish tales of them jumping out of the water and crashing onto kayakers/canoers during mating season(supposedly the males do this to females to stun them to mate, sounds fishy yes but i digress).

Usually the rule of Quebec rivers is don't trail your fingers in the water for too long, they could get bit,/severed(muskies do this, and i saw the the damage 'first hand' to a friend long ago up north in Val D'or).

I don't know if i'd have the nerve to kayak out in the ocean. Not alone in any case. And maybe not unarmed either. Those seals play rough:

Seal Slaps Kayaking Man With Octopus
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2021-01-24 8:30:35 AM  

JK8Fan: It is a salt water lake with oven access.


Jaws wants those buns...
 
2021-01-24 9:32:41 AM  

oyster_popsicles: I was bitten by the kayak bug 2 years ago(bit late at 47 but w/e) and since i live in front of a river(walk out my front door, cross the street and voila) i go as often as i can.

The biggest fishies we have in the Milles-Iles river are Gar. Pretty hefty poisson and i've heard a few fish tales of them jumping out of the water and crashing onto kayakers/canoers during mating season(supposedly the males do this to females to stun them to mate, sounds fishy yes but i digress).

Usually the rule of Quebec rivers is don't trail your fingers in the water for too long, they could get bit,/severed(muskies do this, and i saw the the damage 'first hand' to a friend long ago up north in Val D'or).

I don't know if i'd have the nerve to kayak out in the ocean. Not alone in any case. And maybe not unarmed either. Those seals play rough:


I don't know what I was expecting when I read "Seal slaps kayaking man with octopus", but damned if that wasn't exactly what happened.

I was kayaking in Morro Bay, and they have two small floating "docks" (I guess they should be called something else) moored in the center of the bay that the sea lions have claimed as their own.  They do the whole king-of-the-hill wars thing and all, pushing each other off of it, before settling down and taking catnaps.  I was passing by the moored "float things", which you give a wide berth to not piss off the aquatic LIONS (have you seen their teeth?!)  My kayak has a pedal-powered deployable propeller, and it only needs 18" of water to work, but Morro Bay has some really shallow areas, I felt my propeller bottom out.  So I was lifting it up and trying to roll it into its stowed position, and I didn't notice that I was drifting towards the "float things".  The locking pin that holds the propeller out of the water wouldn't quite engage.  So I drifted even closer.  That's when I noticed the usual cacophony of barking suddenly stop.  I turn behind me to see I'm less than 15 feet from their floats, and all their giant sock-puppet heads turn in unison to look at me (Valley of the Dolls creepy).  I work quicker to try to force the damn locking pin into place.  At this point, I've drifted to within about 7-10 feet of one of the floats.  And one of the bigger sea lions hops off into the water, glides under my kayak, and gives it a big *thump* underneath.  That was all the motivation I needed!  I dropped the propeller, grabbed my paddle, and got my ass out of there.  We'll worry about stowing it later, I think, as it drags along the sand bars when I got back to shallower area.

I got into kayaking a few years back, I was 37, so I was late getting into too.  As long as you can move your arms, it's a fun hobby, no matter your age.  My dad's in his 60s and he got into a year before me.

And yes, you have scary fish in your area.  If you do ever try kayaking in the ocean, I suggest you also don't trail your fingers in that water either.  Come to think of it, considering the original article, maybe that should go for all bodies of water just to be safe.
 
2021-01-24 10:26:27 AM  

Space Squid: oyster_popsicles: I was bitten by the kayak bug 2 years ago(bit late at 47 but w/e) and since i live in front of a river(walk out my front door, cross the street and voila) i go as often as i can.

The biggest fishies we have in the Milles-Iles river are Gar. Pretty hefty poisson and i've heard a few fish tales of them jumping out of the water and crashing onto kayakers/canoers during mating season(supposedly the males do this to females to stun them to mate, sounds fishy yes but i digress).

Usually the rule of Quebec rivers is don't trail your fingers in the water for too long, they could get bit,/severed(muskies do this, and i saw the the damage 'first hand' to a friend long ago up north in Val D'or).

I don't know if i'd have the nerve to kayak out in the ocean. Not alone in any case. And maybe not unarmed either. Those seals play rough:

I don't know what I was expecting when I read "Seal slaps kayaking man with octopus", but damned if that wasn't exactly what happened.

I was kayaking in Morro Bay, and they have two small floating "docks" (I guess they should be called something else) moored in the center of the bay that the sea lions have claimed as their own.  They do the whole king-of-the-hill wars thing and all, pushing each other off of it, before settling down and taking catnaps.  I was passing by the moored "float things", which you give a wide berth to not piss off the aquatic LIONS (have you seen their teeth?!)  My kayak has a pedal-powered deployable propeller, and it only needs 18" of water to work, but Morro Bay has some really shallow areas, I felt my propeller bottom out.  So I was lifting it up and trying to roll it into its stowed position, and I didn't notice that I was drifting towards the "float things".  The locking pin that holds the propeller out of the water wouldn't quite engage.  So I drifted even closer.  That's when I noticed the usual cacophony of barking suddenly stop.  I turn behind me to see I'm less than 15 feet from their float ...



Sea Lions are not to be trifled with. There's a reason, as you note, that their name includes the word LION.

These are Stellars Sea Lions in Puget Sound, Washington (I think). Wouldn't want them mad at me if I was in a kayak.

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2021-01-24 10:29:53 AM  
oblig: 
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2021-01-24 10:35:35 AM  

luna1580: easily could have been a bull shark.

truth is they are both an ocean and riverine species. they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

[Fark user image 715x391]


australia man was relatively close to the sea when he was attacked..... his could have been a few shark species. but bull sharks love fresh water and like to taste humans.

[Fark user image 760x535]


Sharks are such an adaptable species that they seem to be able to switch from salt to fresh water and back without much difficulty and have been around long enough to evolve variants that thrive in freshwater

a catfish is basically a freshwater shark species too,  and they Can get quite large, and even walk on land
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2021-01-24 10:39:12 AM  

Rock Krenn: Sea Lions are not to be trifled with. There's a reason, as you note, that their name includes the word LION.

These are Stellars Sea Lions in Puget Sound, Washington (I think). Wouldn't want them mad at me if I was in a kayak.


Yeah, that's about a ton and a quarter of Nope right there.

I do carry a razor-sharp diving knife with me when I go out.  I tell people it's in case I get caught up in seaweed or an errant fishing net, maybe some rope.  Or if there's a cute girl around, it's "in case a shark tries to mess with me".  But really, it's to end myself quickly in case I ever end up on the bitey end of pretty much ANYTHING IN THE OCEAN!!!

Even a disgruntled perch, and you'll never hear from me again.
 
2021-01-24 11:22:50 AM  

El Dudereno: luna1580: easily could have been a bull shark.

truth is they are both an ocean and riverine species. they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

[Fark user image image 715x391]


australia man was relatively close to the sea when he was attacked..... his could have been a few shark species. but bull sharks love fresh water and like to taste humans.

[Fark user image image 760x535]

They've been known to swim hundreds of miles up the Mississippi too.


There is a reason South Africans call Bull sharks Zambezi sharks.
 
2021-01-24 11:25:34 AM  

Magorn: luna1580: easily could have been a bull shark.

truth is they are both an ocean and riverine species. they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

[Fark user image 715x391]


australia man was relatively close to the sea when he was attacked..... his could have been a few shark species. but bull sharks love fresh water and like to taste humans.

[Fark user image 760x535]

Sharks are such an adaptable species that they seem to be able to switch from salt to fresh water and back without much difficulty and have been around long enough to evolve variants that thrive in freshwater


There is one species called the salmon shark who is the only warm blooded shark. Why? So they can hang out in Alaskan waters and feed off the salmon
 
2021-01-24 12:18:37 PM  

Magorn: luna1580: easily could have been a bull shark.

truth is they are both an ocean and riverine species. they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

[Fark user image 715x391]


australia man was relatively close to the sea when he was attacked..... his could have been a few shark species. but bull sharks love fresh water and like to taste humans.

[Fark user image 760x535]

Sharks are such an adaptable species that they seem to be able to switch from salt to fresh water and back without much difficulty and have been around long enough to evolve variants that thrive in freshwater

a catfish is basically a freshwater shark species too,  and they Can get quite large, and even walk on land
[riverbender.com image 850x437]


You can see that guy guy next to it used for comparison is a photoshop.
 
2021-01-24 12:43:33 PM  

Latinwolf: Magorn: luna1580: easily could have been a bull shark.

truth is they are both an ocean and riverine species. they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

[Fark user image 715x391]


australia man was relatively close to the sea when he was attacked..... his could have been a few shark species. but bull sharks love fresh water and like to taste humans.

[Fark user image 760x535]

Sharks are such an adaptable species that they seem to be able to switch from salt to fresh water and back without much difficulty and have been around long enough to evolve variants that thrive in freshwater

a catfish is basically a freshwater shark species too,  and they Can get quite large, and even walk on land
[riverbender.com image 850x437]

You can see that guy guy next to it used for comparison is a photoshop.


Here is a better photo of the Mekong catfish, which is thought to be the world's largest species. Not quite the same as a shark, especially since there is still no proof that a catfish ever killed and ate a man.

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2021-01-24 12:47:29 PM  
Could Austria get any deadlier?
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2021-01-24 1:51:51 PM  

Magorn: luna1580: easily could have been a bull shark.

truth is they are both an ocean and riverine species. they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

[Fark user image 715x391]


australia man was relatively close to the sea when he was attacked..... his could have been a few shark species. but bull sharks love fresh water and like to taste humans.

[Fark user image 760x535]

Sharks are such an adaptable species that they seem to be able to switch from salt to fresh water and back without much difficulty and have been around long enough to evolve variants that thrive in freshwater

a catfish is basically a freshwater shark species too,  and they Can get quite large, and even walk on land
[riverbender.com image 850x437]


We're gonna need a lot of peanut oil...
 
2021-01-24 3:20:26 PM  

Space Squid: oyster_popsicles: Space Squid: luna1580: they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

Well, fark.

I'm not even sure I can trust my bathtub anymore.  Thanks.

I kayak in the ocean (Central Coast of California).  Couple years ago, got followed around a bay by a 16 foot great white.  (Keep in mind, my kayak is only 12 feet long.  And I'm only a bit over 6'.  You feel very small in the ocean.)

Have not returned to that bay since.  I assumed Mother Nature was trying to tell me something.  I listened.

[Fark user image 425x284]

Thanks.  Cause what I was really hurting for was the visual representation of my near doom.  LOL

Cool picture.

I don't recall if it was that same summer, or the summer before that happened to me, but their was a point where the (I forget which authority) track down the shark every now then, and had to warn kayakers that there was a massive shark a few feet behind them.

People tend to paddle faster then.


Maybe you should have splashed around to scare him off!

/no. Sarcasm. Dont ever do that
 
2021-01-24 3:21:21 PM  

El Dudereno: luna1580: easily could have been a bull shark.

truth is they are both an ocean and riverine species. they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

[Fark user image image 715x391]


australia man was relatively close to the sea when he was attacked..... his could have been a few shark species. but bull sharks love fresh water and like to taste humans.

[Fark user image image 760x535]

They've been known to swim hundreds of miles up the Mississippi too.


I believe a bull shark was actually found in one of the Great Lakes once too. Just face it. Nowhere is safe in the water and if you go in the water, you will die
 
2021-01-24 4:42:38 PM  

stevecore: El Dudereno: luna1580: easily could have been a bull shark.

truth is they are both an ocean and riverine species. they have been caught and tagged in iquitos, peru. and in the following pic they didn't come from the pacific (andes in the way), NO, they swam up-river for over 2,000 miles, the length of the amazon, from the atlantic/caribbean sea.....

[Fark user image image 715x391]


australia man was relatively close to the sea when he was attacked..... his could have been a few shark species. but bull sharks love fresh water and like to taste humans.

[Fark user image image 760x535]

They've been known to swim hundreds of miles up the Mississippi too.

I believe a bull shark was actually found in one of the Great Lakes once too. Just face it. Nowhere is safe in the water and if you go in the water, you will die


Shark Week promotional hoax. They have made it up the Mississippi as far as St. Louis but there is no way into the Lakes from that. The only possibility would be Lake Ontario by way of the St. Lawrence River but the water temp is too cold. The rest of the Lakes are protected by Niagara Falls.
 
2021-01-24 7:33:04 PM  

catmandu: Shark Week promotional hoax. They have made it up the Mississippi as far as St. Louis but there is no way into the Lakes from that. The only possibility would be Lake Ontario by way of the St. Lawrence River but the water temp is too cold. The rest of the Lakes are protected by Niagara Falls.


I believe I once saw an educational film that proved that sharks could be transported great distances by way of tornado.

It had a really catchy portmanteau name, but I just can't think of it right now...
 
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