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Old 18-10-2010, 06:27   #1
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Barracuda Attack - Sounds Fishy . . .

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A woman was bitten Sunday by a barracuda that jumped into her kayak in the Florida Keys, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday.
According to the Coast Guard, the 45-year-old woman and her male companion said they were in a two-person kayak near Big Pine Key about 5:15 p.m. Sunday when a barracuda jumped into the vessel, bit her in the chest and then jumped back into the water.
The attack left the woman with an apparent punctured lung and broken ribs, the Coast Guard said.
A rescue vessel from the Coast Guard station in Marathon worked with the private company TowBoatU.S., which launched a small boat carrying a paramedic that was able to maneuver into the shallow water where the kayak was.
According to the Coast Guard, the man in the kayak was unable to row to shore without causing further harm to the woman.
Once aboard the TowBoatU.S. vessel, the woman was taken to Dolphin Marina and then airlifted to Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she is listed in stable condition, according to the Coast Guard.
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Old 18-10-2010, 06:58   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_Barracudas

It's a shame the "depths" to which some ex-football players will "sink" to.

(C'mon, it's a slow news day and noone else was replying.)

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Old 18-10-2010, 07:00   #3
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damn barracudas. dont they know that only rays do such things.
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Old 18-10-2010, 07:49   #4
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I dunno, I remember reading in some cruising book that after entering an anchorage their boat was repeatedly hit by some deranged Barracuda that kept ramming the side of the boat. Some fish can be rather terrortorial so I could see this might have happened.
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Must have been one hell of a big barracuda to rupture her lungs with broken ribs.

Also could have happened when he hit her with the paddle when horsing around and a story about a barracuda sounded better.

I could understand if hauling a$$ in a power boat, not a kayak.
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It could happen. I once had an alligator gar hop in a small boat with me. But, he didn't bite me nor did he hop back in the canal.
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I've seen some pretty big barracuda's here in the Keys. I would think they would be able to tell the truth from the bite marks.
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I once had an alligator gar hop in a small boat with me. But, he didn't bite me nor did he hop back in the canal.
Well??????????


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Two Eskimos were fishing in a canoe and they were soooo cold, so one decided to light a fire to get warm but it burned a hole through the bottom and they sank.

Just goes to prove you can have your kayak but you cant heat it.
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One of my crew was sitting in the cockpit and a small fish jumped the gunwale and went straight up the leg of his shorts. Of course the fish was harmless but the cockpit dance that followed was priceless...

I was going to make a joke about how the woman might have been endowed in the chest department and then got serious and wondered if she might have been wearing some bling.

A shiny necklace could have been the enticement to strike?
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Nipple rings?
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Note to self: Remove Nose Ring before kayaking lest a barracuda bites my face off.
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