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Old 02-08-2010, 10:38 PM   #1
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<H1 class=title>South Florida Fisherman Attacked by Shark </H1><H2 class=subtitle>A spinner shark took a bite out of a fisherman over the weekend</H2><H5 class=author>By JEANETTE LOPEZ </H5><H6 class=timestamp>Updated 3:23 PM EST, Mon, Feb 8, 2010</H6><P class=userOptions><DIV class="jqm jqm_abs_wrapper_1"><DIV id=jqm_wrp_1 class="jqmNotice jqm_ex_image jqmID1" _jqm="1"><DIV class="jqmnTitle jqDrag" jQuery1265686585796="26"><P class=overlayTitle></DIV><DIV id=jqm_cont_1></DIV></DIV></DIV><DIV class=image_embed><DIV id=jqm_trg_1 class=overlay_wrap_lead jQuery1265686585796="27"><DIV class="dropshadow mainLeadImageWidth"><SPAN class=bordermask>[img]http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/410*307/spinnershark.jpg[/img] </DIV><DIV id=imgCaptionWrp_1 class=caption_background><SPAN id=imgCaption_1 class=overlay_caption_text></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV><P id=paragraph1>Less than a week after a man was attacked and killed by a shark in Stuart, another man was attacked on Florida's East Coast.<P id=paragraph2>On Saturday, the victim, whose name was not released, was fishing in the water off Riviera Beach when a 6-foot spinner shark took the bait. The man swam farther in the water to cut loose the shark, but that turned out to be a very bad idea.<P id=paragraph3>"I'm looking at him and I'm thinking, 'Geez,I wouldn't do that,'"one witness told WPTV.<P id=paragraph4>The man grabbed the shark with both hands trying to get the hook out. Bad idea No. 2.<P id=paragraph5>The thrashing shark, none to happy with his predicament,spun andbit the fisherman on his lower leg after it was freed.<P id=paragraph6>According to a witness on scene, he had about six puncture marks on him. He was treated at a West Palm Beach Hospital.<P id=paragraph7>Officials said red flag warnings were on the beach because spinner sharks routinely spawn on the coast this time of year.</DIV>
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:02 PM   #2
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wonder if he was using the proper release and revival methods on the shark
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:09 AM   #3
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">His mistake was not talking in a soothing tone to the shark. They like that; it relaxes them. Although I can?t dog him too much I?ve made a bonehead move in my youth. I was bridge fishing in John?s Pass (St Petersburg) and it was early and I hadn?t had my coffee and I didn?t get much sleep and I didn?t ?? I caught a stingray, pulled it up onto the bridge, put a towel over it?s back, stepped on it, took out the hook and then PICKED IT UP! Needless to say it wasn?t happy with it?s predicament and stung me in the forearm; the barb went in at my wrist all the way to my elbow. What a rush.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:42 AM   #4
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Mr, Obama is negotiating with the Sharks this morning. I'll bet they all tuck their tales between their legs and haulass for Cuba.
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From the sharks perspective he must have been thinking "What a idiot.......wait dont touch my claspers that way" We all know sharks only bite when molested in a molesting manner. :banghead:banghead:banghead:banghead
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It must have been a Democratic fisherman, he was trying to give him a hand out. He took his leg instead.
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