Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A shark bite story with a twist: A dog bites shark

If you ever find yourself in the middle of the ocean surrounded by sharks, your chances of surviving will be greatly enhanced if man's best friend is swimming alongside you.

And here is why:






Yes, that's a dog taking a bite out of the tail of an unknown species of shark, presumably somewhere off Australia, since the gentleman who posted it on YouTube is from Down Under. The video has gone viral since being posted last month, with more than 1.3 million hits.

And why not? Everybody loves dogs. And everybody loves sharks. But who'd ever guess that when the two met the outcome would be so one-sided to the canine's side? Certainly not the videographer.

"He's giving him a bite, the dog's biting the shark!" the videographer says. "The dog is under the water ... What the hell? That is unbelievable."

Or is it? Apparently, dogs like to attack sharks, as evidenced from a dog jumping into the water to attack a shark hooked by a fisherman in this video, which has attracted over 27.5 million views.


Thanks to Underwater Times!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Giant tarpon goes after young boy on a dock; incredible video

Somewhere in Florida -- at least we assume it's Florida -- giant tarpon were prowling the waters near the docks, looking for something to sink their teeth into.

Then, along came this boy with a hand out. Watch him nearly lose it in this incredible YouTube video posted by someone named Mac:





If you weren't paying close attention, you might have thought the tarpon snagged the kid, but no, it took the bait the kid was holding, as well as the jacket he was using to cover his hand for protection against the tarpon's abrasive teeth.

Mac reports that the kid was super fast in grabbing his jacket back. Indeed, that was impressive. This is the question I have: Where is this place and can you fish from the dock?


Thanks to Field and Stream!

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Shark goes after tarpon and fisherman catches it on film

The tarpon never had a chance. Even after the fisherman put his reel into free spool, allowing the tarpon to swim freely so it could escape its predator. The tarpon was a goner, falling victim to a shark gone wild.

The 200-pound tarpon at the end of the fisherman's line became a casualty of a 19-foot hammerhead shark somewhere in Tampa Bay. Luckily, a fisherman by the moniker jajapick posted footage of the shark going after the tarpon on YouTube. And here it is:

NSFW: For a few "holy [expletives]!" 




Fun stuff. Except for the fisherman who just had a prized catch taken away by the shark.


Thanks to The Dorsal Fin!

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Fishing hot spot: Where carp jump into your boat

If you can find your way to the small drainage ditch in the flooded Spoon River, you'll find a fishing hot spot that we dare say is unparalleled -- if you're into carp. Asian carp to be exact, the ones that will literally jump into your boat. Who needs a fishing rod?

Never heard of Asian carp? Never seen what Asian carp do? Well, then, fishermen, cast your eyes on this:




The fishy post by "boodhaman" in November is approaching a million views on YouTube and you can see why. The volume of fish in that small drainage ditch is absolutely incredible (especially starting at the :46 mark).

We've seen other Asian carp videos, but nothing matches this one for quantity of fish.

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