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Old 24-08-2007, 10:01   #1
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Will my dog be eaten by a shark ?

While I am too big to be on the shark menu, it occurred to me that my border collie (who loves to swim) would look like a chicken nugget bobbing around. Has anyone experienced or heard of anyone who experienced a pet fatality due to Mr. lots o' teeth?
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Old 24-08-2007, 13:49   #2
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Depends on the shark, but absolutley. And don't be fooled, Humans are not off the menu either.
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not just sharks, watch out for alligators and crocodiles too, there are a few that live on the local golf courses here... and let's just say there aren't any stray pets about in that area.
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How big is too big for the shark menu????
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Old 24-08-2007, 20:27   #5
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You have more danger of your dog falling overboard and drowing than being eaten by a shark or something else.
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Just make sure if it goes over, you use strong hook's and line :-)

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Old 25-08-2007, 06:48   #7
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How big is too big for the shark menu????
1000 kg, depending on the species
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"How big is too big...?"

Oh, say, orca-size.

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We breed em big down here

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Whoa, cat man do, a quadruple post! That's gotta be a new record!

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Thanks for the heads up. I just removed the duplicate posts.
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"How big is too big...?"

Oh, say, orca-size.

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Excellent article in your post, ID. To me, the most salient point in it is this statistic:

Number of humans killed by sharks per year: 6

Number of sharks killed by humans per year: 6,000,000

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Excellent article in your post, ID. To me, the most salient point in it is this statistic:

Number of humans killed by sharks per year: 6

Number of sharks killed by humans per year: 6,000,000

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I used to love to snorkle with the sharks in Belize they were so docile. But like snakes and politicians most of what we know about them come from an over sensationalized press.
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I used to love to snorkle with the sharks in Belize they were so docile. But like snakes and politicians most of what we know about them come from an over sensationalized press.
I agree, PV, that the press (including all media: paperbacks, magazines, TV, movies) has instilled an unreasonable amount of fear in a gullible public. I think wolves and grizzly bears suffer from the same unfortunate depictions.

I recall that I was windsurfing across a shallow bay in the Exumas several years ago, in water that couldn't have been more than six feet deep. My pulse rate shot up when I sailed over a hammerhead about six feet long. I don't think I fell off again the rest of that day - it was amazing how that shark had motivated me to perfect my form!

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