On a related note, did anyone see the seal in the Jetty Monday around 10 A.M.? That sucker was a surprise. Apparently he has been hangin around Rudee Inlet since Saturday (according to the local media). I had not heard anything about it prior to its visit to 1st street.
I will go a step further...last Wednesday I was going over the CBBT to do some work in Cape Charles. Right at the tide line I noticed what was a descent sized animal carcass. It was chewed up, brown and there was something feeding on it. I hate to say chark, but it looked to be a bit of a feast/frenzy for whatever it was.
I've gotten to the point where I just pull my hands and feet outta the water for a minute, wait till I don't see anything (even though they are probably right there), then once i've fooled myself, I continue on as if I saw nothing. If it's as big or bigger than me and within range, i'm outta there though, only happened to me like 2-3 times in my life.
When you spot a shark the appropriate, and mannerly, response is to ax the shark what his/her intentions are......
"Excuse me sir/mam, may I be so bold to ax your current intentions?"
Now, I used to watch FLIPPER as a kid so I can speak the language of the sea. If you don't possess this skill, find you some FLIPPER episodes and start a watchin'. I also speak dog. So if you got problems with them on terra firma just give me a shout.
Anyways, dependant on the shark's response(i.e "Oh nothing just checking things out," "Hungry, man, need something to eat," or sometimes the thing will just ignore you, which is rather rude, but do NOT respond with like rudeness. Two wrongs don't make a right. Besides Martha Stewart could be watching the whole thing.) the correct answer will come.
East coast sharks are pretty cool. Yeah, they are active in Florida, but they rarely kill. I mean, if you were a shark in Florida wouldn't you bite people? I know I would. I mean you got Latin America in South Florida........Alabama in the northern part........Yankee senior citizens..........Liberaces..............fashion models........Jerry Seinfeld...............pain management centers.............Sean Slater................Who could blame a Florida shark for doing some bitin' ?