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Date: 06/02/11 08:31 AM

49 Responses to The Shark Whisperer

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8012 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 8:01 am
    Link: The Shark Whisperer - This woman believes that Great White Sharks are peaceful creatures. She named this one `Shadow` and hand feeds him.
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    drips Male 30-39
    904 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 8:38 am
    It seems super smart to teach sharks to associate humans on boats with easy food. I`m sure that won`t ever cause a porblem.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14194 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 8:52 am
    GEEEE what could ever go wrong with that.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14454 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 8:52 am
    If they`re so gentle and has developed an understanding, she should smother herself in seal blubber and go snorkling with them. Me, I`ll stick to guppies.
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    KittenCereal Female 18-29
    956 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 8:56 am
    gosh her feet were so close to those razor sharp teefers... *shudders*
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    acmoore92 Male 18-29
    130 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 8:58 am
    Darwin Award, incoming..
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    stagefreak Male 18-29
    379 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 9:00 am
    next weeks headline: `Woman known for hand feeding Great White Sharks becomes food herself`.
  8. Profile photo of Flibmeister
    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 9:02 am
    "how did you lose your arm?"
    "hand feeding a shark"
    "stupid mo`fo."
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    Godamndevil Male 30-39
    164 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 9:02 am
    From "Jaws"

    Quint: Cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark`s in the water. Our shark.

    Quint: Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we`ve received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.
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    GasMaskKid Male 18-29
    694 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 9:05 am
    Any animal is gonna love you if you`r giving them food. Although this is pretty cute.
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
    868 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 9:06 am
    She`s gonna end up like Steve Irwin and he was only playing with a Sting Ray- not a friggin shark! Moral of the story , these are wild dangerous animals not pets!
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 9:08 am
    Wow, the balls on that women. I thought she was crazy till she said she normally would never do that. I`ve encountered random friendly animals before. Nothing so dangerous as a shark, they are rare, but some just have no fear of humans. It`s the scared or threatened ones you should watch out for.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 9:19 am
    "Hmm. This shark is clearly pretty hungry - it`s had three fish already and it keeps coming back for more!
    I think I`ll extend my fleshy, nutritious arm to well within its reach, and trust that it`s not hungry enough to deliberately eat me with its razorsharp teeth, nor clumsy enough to accidentally bite further than the end of the fish it can barely see because of the placement of its eyes."
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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 9:30 am
    right. the only reason sharks will attack is if people tried to eat them first
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    canusuck Male 30-39
    772 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 9:33 am
    Hmm, reminds me of 50 First Dates Ula, the Shark Whisperer
  16. Profile photo of connor53
    connor53 Male 13-17
    207 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 9:38 am
    "In other news, crazy local woman devoured by shark. Tombstone to be engraved with her last words of `This shark is my friend. We get along REALLY well.` Full story at 11."
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 10:25 am
    this is stupid in so many levels
  18. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    30841 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 10:37 am
    This woman is insane. No hospital should treat her when her hand/arm gets bitten off (as it inevitably will).
    She can`t "understand" a shark! ZOMG! It`s easier for humans to "understand" fungi than sharks.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11744 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 11:07 am
    She is bat $hit crazy. Sharks are peaceful and calm like members of the Westboro Baptist Church are sane and intelligent.
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
    382 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 11:20 am
    "I feel the Shark and I had an understanding."

    Shark - "If you keep feeding me I won`t eat you."
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    last_metroid Female 18-29
    87 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 11:24 am
    I`m sure the sharks` peaceful at the moment since it`s being fed and doesn`t feel threatened. Otherwise I don`t think the crazy lady would still be standing there. She should go for a swim with this shark and see how `peaceful` it is then. :s
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 11:26 am
    Not sure where to start... DJDoubleb, you said it perfectly, thank you.
    Couldn`t help but notice that she was still VERY careful with where she put her feet, how she fed it; cautious, and not too stupid?
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    MorfeuS Male 18-29
    287 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 11:34 am
    heh..IF u would have that "undestanding" towards oneanother,why the hell she dint jump in the water with it?!..go swim with it,see if it will take u as bait allso?!...
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    jamesboxy Male 30-39
    233 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 11:40 am
    just look at the eyes of is drooling and just can`t wait to take a bite out of the hand.
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    Subfighter88 Male 18-29
    69 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 11:47 am
    I`d like to see the video of her "swimming" with her friend shark hahaha
  26. Profile photo of wnderfulbabs
    wnderfulbabs Female 18-29
    16 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm
    Dear lord almighty. She`s just classically conditioning the shark. Nothing more. This is a powerful predator and she needs to respect that. Trying to form a bond with a wild shark?! Come on lady.
  27. Profile photo of wnderfulbabs
    wnderfulbabs Female 18-29
    16 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    Also, you know how snakes use their tongue for sensory? Well, sharks use there teeth and mouth for sensory. See how he bites down on the white platform? That`s because it is trying to see if it`s food and it`ll do the same to you if you`re in the water.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25348 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    The shark is probably thinking, she will come back with more
  29. Profile photo of Cruddup
    Cruddup Male 30-39
    56 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm
    I saw a special in which it showed great white sharks becoming docile after gorging on a dead whale. She`d probably been feeding it for a while and then started the cameras.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    Waiting for the news blurb that she`s lost her right arm to a shark in 3...2...
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    Raizurhk Male 18-29
    49 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    That is sooo obvious thyat she has raised that shark from a baby in her tropical fish tank then it outgrew it so she put it in her swimming pool and built the backend of a boat to make it look like she is on the sea. THE LYIN LITTLE BITCH!!
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    "I think I share an understanding with " Famous last words. Just watch Grizzly Man.
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    Trojan Male 18-29
    511 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    @Cruddup: There`s a bit of a difference between "whale" and "tuna"
  34. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    She drops the word Ron into the conversation, so I`m fairly sure this is Valerie Taylor, who knows a bit about White Sharks. She`s not said that Great White Sharks are peaceful, but that she thinks she understands this particular one (they are all of different character - apparently - I`ve only seen the one skittish 12ft male).

    It looks pretty docile, but, even with her weight of knowledge.. wow. I hope she`s not trying too hard to make up for the jaws backlash.

    Dr Ritter reckoned he knew Bull Sharks well enough to hand feed them.. and he didn`t come off to well (No blood but not for the squeamish)
  35. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    "See how he bites down on the white platform? That`s because it is trying to see if it`s food and it`ll do the same to you if you`re in the water."

    The platform being metal will be triggering its `ampules of lorenzini`. If you are in the water with it, there is a very good chance it won`t bite you - and a small chance that it will with unfortunate consequences. If you make like a prey item - the chances of being test bitten (and probably rejected as lacking in calorific content) increase markedly.

    The chances of it jumping out of the water and biting you into kibblets are very slim, unless you`re a class actor desperate to be written out of a crap film...

  36. Profile photo of AngryYouth
    AngryYouth Male 18-29
    734 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm
  37. Profile photo of draquoir
    draquoir Male 18-29
    1052 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 5:49 pm
    People are so brainwashed into thinking that sharks eat humans that it`s literally pitiful.
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    kru2wuero Male 13-17
    65 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm
    awwwwwwwwww of the day, no wait, of the wait of the year :o
  39. Profile photo of evski1975
    evski1975 Male 30-39
    59 posts
    June 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    stop feeding it! you`re only making it bigger!!
  40. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 12:55 am
    I like sharks. As stated below, people assume their violent monsters. More people die from vending machines than sharks.
  41. Profile photo of Comagirl123
    Comagirl123 Female 18-29
    110 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 2:10 am
    @ draquoir

    ..But sharks have eaten people. Not many, but some. It`s just simple logic not to hand feed a beast. I would not hand feed a shark, or a (pedo)bear, or a wolf.. Or even a effin moose! You could lose an arm doing that. Wild animals are WILD, you can never be sure of what they are going to do.
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    surprisefire Female 18-29
    28 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 2:31 am
    Wait I thought great whites were vicious animals that ate everything in their path. </sarcasm>

    Granted, I don`t know the backstory or the tactics of diving with great white and wild animals do have minds of their own and can turn on you any second, sharks are an obvious victim of hate propaganda and I the link kinda disproves a lot of it. Now, obviously feeding any wild animal is generally a bad idea, but I think the video is a nice perspective of sharks.
  43. Profile photo of Asuban
    Asuban Female 18-29
    107 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 5:05 am
    Waah :3 Cute when it chews the grating, kitty videos are soon replaced with sharkie videos!
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 5:15 am
    The backstory to the clip is that Valerie Taylor (assuming it is her) and Ron Taylor did the original Jaws footage (where they used a small diver to make the sharks look bigger) and have been trying to redress the balance since the public went ape poo on whitey`s arse way back when.

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    deeplick Male 18-29
    234 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 6:27 am
    Okay she doesn`t claim all sharks are friendly. In fact she said she doesn`t feel this way towards other sharks, just this special one. Why is it that people hear poo that isn`t being said? Yes the woman is crazy, but get your captions right.
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    jr1 Male 18-29
    71 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 8:30 am
    Poor Sharky, Keeps trying to nom and instead gets a nice bite of metal. One day he is gonna get pissed and just bite her face off instead.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    June 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    Anyone seen Grizzly Man? Well. Here`s gonna be the sequel.
  48. Profile photo of sgibson12
    sgibson12 Male 30-39
    93 posts
    June 4, 2011 at 5:25 am
    yea... she just caught the shark on a day it was already full. Lucky lady and bad example for the rest of us.
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    KitFox Female 30-39
    595 posts
    June 5, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    My thoughts exactly. They claim that she has respect for the Great White, but if she did, she`d stop treating it like a drating puppy.

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