I have to use this video or lose it, so here it is.

On a beautiful beach somewhere along the Gulf of Mexico, a couple of bathers are blissfully unaware of the exceedingly large shark that’s coming their way. They don’t seem to hear the warnings shouted from whatever elevation this video camera was stationed. And the shark comes closer and closer…

They’re in luck, though. The shark is busy hunting a stingray and has no time for humans.

Just for the record: offshore waters are normally full of sharks. That’s where the fish are, so the sharks feed there. If the people in the water could see the sharks in the water, they wouldn’t be in the water anymore. Given the large number of people and sharks in the water at the same time, any shark attack must be viewed as a statistical anomaly.

Which is but little comfort to the swimmer whose leg gets bitten off…

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “‘Shark…..!’

  • Linda Sorci

    Another good reason to stay alert if you venture into the ocean. For all my years living 6 miles from the beach (Atlantic side) in South Florida, I was never a fan of going in the water. I much preferred walking on the beach looking for unusual seashells and coral and such 🙂


  • UnKnowable

    I’m sure you’re right. The number of close calls is probably staggering, but sharks aren’t prone to munching on humans anyhow, so the exceptions are rare. Nonetheless, I have no interest in testing these theories first hand. The nearest ocean is 250 miles away and that’s fine by me.


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