Shark bites surfer on the shoulder

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A surfer was bitten on his shoulder by a shark in Australia. Dr. Charlie Fry was surfing with two friends off Avoca Beach in NSW November 13. The 25-year-old was around 22 yards from shore when he started paddling for a wave and was knocked off his board by a shark just before 4 p.m. “I saw its jaw and teeth coming at me,” Dr. Fry told the Daily Telegraph. “I just punched it with my left hand and shouted out to my mates and paddled so hard back to…

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7-year-old bitten by cookiecutter shark in Australia

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A rare shark bite has been reported in Queensland, Australia. Jack Tolley was wading with his family in Alma Bay in North Queensland October 27, when a circular chunk of his leg was torn off. The 7-year-old’s father first spotted the small shark as it swam near him and even referred to it as a friendly fish.  Things changed dramatically when the shark aggressively bumped against his leg and moved toward Jack. When the shark latched onto Jack’s leg, his father quickly kicked it away and out of the water,…

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Great white shark attacks surfer, minor injury.

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A great white shark attacked a surfer who some have called “the luckiest man on earth”. Abe McGrath was at Main Beach off Iluka in New South Wales September 10 around 6:00 a.m. The 35-year-old was lying on his board approximately 328 yards north of the Illuka wall when the shark shot up from underneath. “The impact lifted him up. The shark was coming from the deep and hit (Abe’s board) with its nose and opened its mouth and latched on the board,” fellow surfer Bryce Cameron told The Daily…

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Surfer fights off great white shark

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A surfer had a close up encounter with a great white shark off an Australian beach. Marcel Brundler was hitting the waves August 29 off Cathedral Rock, near Lorne southwest of Melbourne. The 37-year-old was talking to his surfing partner as they floated 10 to 15 meters offshore in the water, when something big popped out of the water. “At first I didn’t think anything of it, we have lots of dolphins in the water here, but then I realised it was big, much bigger,” Mr Brundler told The Age.…

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Video: sharks feeding on baitballs

Three videos have been recently published that show large numbers of sharks feeding on bait balls in Australia. The first video was filmed by Annette Hill off Australia’s Gold Coast near Coolangatta. Hill and her partner Scott were out enjoying a day of jet skiing when they spotted seagulls diving into the water.   Yesterday out on the jetski near Cooly. Wondered what the seagulls were up to & found them and lots of sharks feeding off a ball of bait fish Posted by Annette Hill on Sunday, May 21,…

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Video: Man tries to lasso shark gets bitten

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A man trying to lasso a shark was bitten by the shark he was trying to lasso. Josh Neille was on a fishing boat off the coast of north Queensland, Australia when they caught a nine-foot lemon shark. Neille, who runs a wildlife shelter, wrote that he was trying to help the shark and prevent its death. “The fisherman that hooked this shark had planned to gaff it to land the shark and do what means to retrieve their gear which would result in it most likely being killed.” He…

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11-foot shark takes pet dog off Australian beach

11-foot shark has taken a pet dog off an Australian beach.

An estimated 11-foot shark has taken a pet dog off an Australian beach. The rescue dog named Molly was playing with her owners around 2:30 p.m. on February 26 in Kurnell. Her owner, Nigel and his wife rescued Molly from the pound and had taken her to the leash-free area of Bonna Point Reserve to play. Around 3 p.m. Molly was fetching a stick in the water when she was taken by an estimated 11-foot (3.5m) shark. “We were just throwing the stick in the water. The tide was really…

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