H20, I always get sketched out in your neck of the woods this time of year. I guess when you're local, you get used to it. I know my nephews down there get a laugh watching me in the lineup with my head on a swivel.
First, I am sorry to hear about this tragedy in SA. The wild thing about this particular attack is that his brother said the shark lunged for him twice, the returned for the fatal bite of his leg. Or maybe the shark didn't figure out that he wasn't his usual prey until he bit his leg. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends!
Someone saw him walking out of the water with the shark attached to his foot.
I would assume it's the typical 3-5' sandbar shark. Must have been a freak thing to actually get his foot straight in the shark's mouth like that. Seeing that witnesses say the shark was still latched to him when he was trying to get out of the water makes me think the shark was almost as stunned and surprised about the incident as the guy was.
Great now I know I'm gonna have my toes up tomorrow morning.
well, that lookslike it would hurt, a lot more than some burnt blistered feet, which were miraculously cured after i went surfing Sat. am...good 'ole salt water, works like a charm!
With their weirder migration patterns, it has been something common to catch a lot of sharks on the side where a lot of newer surfers frequent, for some weird reason, actually.
And though there are the usual shark patrol roaming around, you just could not take your chances with them and go with something that would assure you of a living life after what has been done and dealt with.