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Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:35:22 AM EDT
[#1]
Ask Timmy Treadwell how interacting with apex predators goes.
Oh right, you can't, they ate him.
Soon.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:36:32 AM EDT
[#2]
Nope fuck that. That fucker weighs a ton on the low side and one chop I'm done. Again Fuck That!
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:41:04 AM EDT
[#3]
YOLO.    
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:45:01 AM EDT
[#4]
No.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:47:11 AM EDT
[#5]
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Had to google that guy.  LOL what a fuckin moron.  No sympathy here
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:47:24 AM EDT
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Is this like a reverse safe thread now?
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:47:57 AM EDT
[#7]
I believe sharks like dogs can sense fear. It's a chemical reaction that happens in the body. Notice the other fish around the sharks. But who knows for sure. Nature. Shot happens.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:52:21 AM EDT
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Dogs also do this thing where they sniff and lick things they look interesting to them.  Sharks do this thing where they say "that looks interesting, ::bite:: oh, that's what that is".
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:53:04 AM EDT
[#9]
Double
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:54:48 AM EDT
[#10]
Nope
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:56:01 AM EDT
[#11]
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Had to google that guy.  LOL what a fuckin moron.  No sympathy here
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Ask Timmy Treadwell how interacting with apex predators goes.
Oh right, you can't, they ate him.
Soon.


Had to google that guy.  LOL what a fuckin moron.  No sympathy here

I would honestly have some respect for the dude (died doing what he loved & all) if it wasn't for him basically killing the girl who was with him.  After seeing the documentary, I hope the bear killed her quick and ate him slow.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:56:09 AM EDT
[#12]
Nope.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:56:47 AM EDT
[#13]
I've done it off the Channel island chain.
We hit a seal rookery about 0500 and went in with the expectation of finding them.

No cage, no fear, a lot of paperwork including liability waivers.

One of the best dives I ever did.

Largest I dealt with was about 18 foot female.

That was back in 97 or so, now it can't happen due to tree hugger regs.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 2:59:44 AM EDT
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I've done it off the Channel island chain.
We hit a seal rookery about 0500 and went in with the expectation of finding them.

No cage, no fear, a lot of paperwork including liability waivers.

One of the best dives I ever did.

Largest I dealt with was about 18 foot female.

That was back in 97 or so, now it can't happen due to tree hugger regs.
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How did you find her?
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 3:20:43 AM EDT
[#15]
She found me.

Slow and graceful she just came out of the blue, I was scallop hunting and the usual fish that gather for the tidbits just disappeared.

Slow swim, pectoral fins were flat, just wanted to see what I was.

Never showed aggressive attitude (arched back, curved fins, jerky motion).

It was awesome to see an Apex predator in its own element.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 3:32:38 AM EDT
[#16]
Only "WE" Can say "Great Whites."
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 4:40:31 AM EDT
[#17]
Once bitten twice shy
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 4:55:52 AM EDT
[#18]
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 5:23:59 AM EDT
[#19]
Not only no but hell no
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 5:51:50 AM EDT
[#20]
I think I am afraid of sharks. I dont mind walking up to them if they are behind glass in a tank. But I dont want to be in the water with them, they're okay without me
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 6:03:20 AM EDT
[#21]
I remember seeing my first big shark off the coast of NC when I was a youngster. Was on the pier at Holden beach and one about 8 ft. swam below. not sure what breed but that fucker was scary as hell. 

Couldn't imagine being in the water with that beast 
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 6:43:51 AM EDT
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Part of me says, "That's so cool, I want to do that!", but the other part knows it just takes one flick of the tail and a closing of the jaws to subtract an arm from me .
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 7:11:21 AM EDT
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It sucked that his girlfriend died with him.

She was apparently unable to realize what an utterly stupid mother fucker she had as a boyfriend.

Oh well.  Poor choices and all that.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 7:23:15 AM EDT
[#24]
This is the only way I want to see a great white.

Link Posted: 2/18/2017 8:11:46 AM EDT
[#25]
Still on my bucket list either with a White or a Tiger. I've swam with several different species, and have never had an issue. If you go in the ocean, I'd rather be swimming with them as a diver where you can usually see them coming or signs of aggression than as a swimmer. To make a connection with an apex predator is something special
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 8:14:15 AM EDT
[#26]
Reminds me of this guy


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Link Posted: 2/18/2017 8:20:28 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/18/2017 8:32:11 AM EDT
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It sucked that his girlfriend died with him.

She was apparently unable to realize what an utterly stupid mother fucker she had as a boyfriend.

Oh well.  Poor choices and all that.
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Ask Timmy Treadwell how interacting with apex predators goes.
Oh right, you can't, they ate him.
Soon.


It sucked that his girlfriend died with him.

She was apparently unable to realize what an utterly stupid mother fucker she had as a boyfriend.

Oh well.  Poor choices and all that.


+1

I remember the story being posted here before.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 8:52:58 AM EDT
[#29]
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I just read up on that guy but I had to shut my browser down after a few minutes, I just couldn't bear to read it anymore.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 9:07:08 AM EDT
[#30]
the worse thing you can ever strip a wild animal of is it's fear of mankind.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 9:24:39 AM EDT
[#31]
Fucking idiot German, wants to pet great white sharks. Now I understand his mindset as to why he lets muzzies enter his country, rape the women & breed his people out of existence.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 9:27:20 AM EDT
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The other fish in the picture aren't worth eating. The shark is looking for higher calorie targets.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 9:48:05 AM EDT
[#33]
I would do it in a cage but not a free dive.

V
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 10:13:44 AM EDT
[#34]
Stupis is as stupid does
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 10:15:23 AM EDT
[#35]
more liberals should take this hobby up
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 10:23:34 AM EDT
[#36]
Removal from gene pool in 3, 2, 1...
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 10:26:59 AM EDT
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I've done it off the Channel island chain.
We hit a seal rookery about 0500 and went in with the expectation of finding them.

No cage, no fear, a lot of paperwork including liability waivers.

One of the best dives I ever did.

Largest I dealt with was about 18 foot female.

That was back in 97 or so, now it can't happen due to tree hugger regs.
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Whole lotta nope.....I could go and hang out with Grizzlies too but nope.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 10:33:21 AM EDT
[#38]
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand NOPE!!
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 10:35:37 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/18/2017 10:38:18 AM EDT
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Dogs also do this thing where they sniff and lick things they look interesting to them.  Sharks do this thing where they say "that looks interesting, ::bite:: oh, that's what that is".
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We always call our one dog a bull shark. The normal phrase is that he's "just bull sharkin' around, test biting things"
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 10:40:41 AM EDT
[#41]
I've snorkeld with sharks before, and seeing them kept me from being scared. But a big white? Or tiger or bull? No, thank you.

Having one pop up feet away in water last summer while I was swimming scared the living shit out of me.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 10:47:13 AM EDT
[#42]
My holy grail vacation/bucket list is to go cage diving and see the great whites up close.  Sharks fascinate me, particularly "porkers".  Shark Week on?  Don't even bother speaking to me, I'm occupied.  

With that said, I don't set foot in the ocean.  I feel naked and exposed.  Go swimming with GW's?  You gotta be shitting me, fucking NOPE.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 10:59:53 AM EDT
[#43]
Great whites are not interested in eating people. When you're swimming with them you're easily recognizable rather than being a blurry silhouette on the surface.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 11:04:53 AM EDT
[#44]
It's on my bucket list to dive with sharks. I want to be in a cage though.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 11:18:03 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/18/2017 12:14:21 PM EDT
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Great whites are not interested in eating people. When you're swimming with them you're easily recognizable rather than being a blurry silhouette on the surface.
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Humans are not their primary diet of course but UoF Marine biologists have determined mature great whites
are 'interested' in eating people if they are 20 feet and larger, due to digestive tract differences compared to the smaller adults, although any that's  8' and up are capable of killing adult human males. Juveniles have an entirely different diet than adults.
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 12:42:45 PM EDT
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I'm trying to make sense of what you said.    Are you speaking for every Great White in the Ocean?
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 12:43:58 PM EDT
[#48]
Brilliant!!!
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 12:53:55 PM EDT
[#49]
I can't believe how many cowards there are on this board, with the exception of Gunslinger808
Link Posted: 2/18/2017 12:58:45 PM EDT
[#50]
My brother swam with sharks about 10 years ago. He has pics both outside the cage with some smaller sharks and one shot of a larger shark mouth trying to get him inside the cage. He said pissing his pants in his suit probably didn't help repel the sharks
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