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Date: 01/05/13 05:45 PM

28 Responses to Australian Man Rescues Beached Great White Shark

  1. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm
    Link: Australian Man Rescues Beached Great White Shark - Oy Mate! Get off our beach! This guy has nerves of steel...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 5:56 pm
    Hope it`s not a re-post, I suggested it quite a while back iirc...

    From the looks of the shark`s mouth, they might have caught him while fishing, but at least they make the effort to let him go.
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    jacos27 Male 18-29
    246 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    Great white sharks are a LOT more massive than that. Including their pups. Don`t think it was a great white.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    I would have eaten it.
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
    1540 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 6:39 pm
    Sharks don`t last long if they don`t have water flowing over their gills. Poor thing was so weak didn`t look like it was strong enough to get past the tide. :-(
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 7:37 pm
    I can see that guy`s balls from here.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 8:53 pm
    That poor shark, it had to go find another beach on which to commit suicide. That was clearly what it wanted since it kept trying to swim back to shore. I guess it finally gave up after the guy kept putting it back in the water.
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    i8mygoldfish Male 18-29
    82 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm
    Good on the guy. I would imagine in that situation the shark was pretty harmless. I would of done the same for the shark.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    "That poor shark, it had to go find another beach on which to commit suicide. That was clearly what it wanted since it kept trying to swim back to shore. I guess it finally gave up after the guy kept putting it back in the water."

    What he said.
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    tbored Male 30-39
    178 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    Hey man .....that guy stole a darwin award from that shark!........Lame!
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    Fluttershy Female 13-17
    5 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm
    Aw man. If you`re going to try and be a bogan Aussie at least do it right. It`s OI! not Oy. We take great offence to that.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 2:34 am
    @jacos27 - great white sharks are smaller than that when first born live. Admittedly this is a young fish, but its clearly a lamnid. Which is just as well for the rescuer - pulling a carcharinid, like a bull shark, by the tail is likely to demonstrate their greater flexibility, and result in a bite. lamnids are stiffer in body form, more muscle, built for short bursts of speed.

    There aren`t that many lamnids, great white is the most likely inshore, and fin shape and colour all match.
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    ak2nc1 Female 18-29
    860 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 6:08 am
    @jacos... Oh Yeah You`re right! I was only 6 lbs when I was born... and for a WHOLE fraction of my life I think I was only like 3 feet tall!! Maybe I`m not human??
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 6:10 am
    Nothing gets between an aussie and his barbie.
  15. Profile photo of Floodums
    Floodums Male 18-29
    26 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 7:21 am
    Is it just me, or did he not actually rescue that shark?
  16. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 7:29 am
    Very cool! I hope it survived.
  17. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 9:33 am
    for once, an actual Darwin Award!
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    SethDog Male 18-29
    768 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 11:35 am
    It later went and ate a surfer..
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    wickedsngr Female 18-29
    457 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 11:46 am
    Is no one going to comment on how annoying the little kid screaming at his dog was? I just felt like screaming, "Pick the damn dog up, if you`re just going to yell at him!"
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    If it did survive or didnt,
    the guy did his best and that is goodly
  21. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    @sethdog - don`t be daft. GW`s don`t eat surfers, they always spit them out..
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    kangoala Male 18-29
    702 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm
    I want to shake that man`s hand.
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    sourkraut Male 40-49
    357 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm
    ... and this is yet another reason why I love Australians.
  24. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    It`s OI! not Oy.

    Unless you`re Jewish.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2347 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm
    thoroughly impressed
  26. Profile photo of Calyx
    Calyx Female 18-29
    69 posts
    January 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    Do you think the shark just swam along a little and then back up the beach? >< I think he wants a cuddle...
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2685 posts
    January 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    smallest great white ive ever seen footage of.
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    greekhop Male 30-39
    116 posts
    January 8, 2013 at 6:32 am
    Cool! Respect to the dude.

    In other news:
    My friends, come to Greece to go to the beach and spend your tourist money. We have no sharks! We do have real dolphins, big sea turtles, and other cool safe sea-life stuff for you to check out :-)

    We await you this summer, start saving now!

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