Skip to comments.Texas Boy attacked by Shark [Bull Shark]
Posted on 07/27/2004 4:34:27 PM PDT by Indie
FREEPORT, Texas An 11-year-old boy was in guarded condition Sunday night at a Houston hospital after firefighters say he was bitten on the arm and leg by a shark at Bryan Beach (search) on the Gulf of Mexico.
The attack occurred about 8 p.m. as the boy was fishing in shallow water...
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A few years ago, I bull shark ate a man right in front of his new bride (they were married a few days) in the Tampa area. It happened along one of the canals just off of the bay. (And, I don't think it ate him...as in whole, but I know he was killed. I think it chewed him in half or something gruesome like that).
When I was younger and surfed all of the time (east coast of FL), we used to be very aware of the migratory patterns. If you are surfing in a pack and the water is clear, it isn't too bad. But, if the water is murky and the fish (smaller prey for the sharks) are running, you probably should find something to do until the tide changes.
My brother is a pilot and we used to take our plane up and fly along the coast. I think it was only after doing that, that we realized just how many sharks there were during those migratory periods.
No, I don't surf any more, but that it is only a function of where I live. If I lived on the coast, I would be surfing, or scuba diving, or snorkeling, or whatever. All in all, sharks aren't interested in humans.
...oh, yeah, I forgot to mention that.
The kid must've thought they all went to Boston for this week.
I think New Jersey too, back in the early '20s
It not only chronicles the attacks in great detail, but also paints a great picture of Jersey Shore life in that era.
At the risk of being named a tree (shark) hugger, all these shark "victims" are going into the shark's home. Stay out of the water and you won't be bitten.
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