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Dino 6 Rings
03-12-2009, 08:00 PM
MOMENT OF TOOTH
DIVER KILLS SHARK AFTER 2-HR. BATTLE

These amazing pictures show an epic, two-hour battle between spear fisherman Craig Clasen and a 12-foot tiger shark in the Gulf of Mexico.

The life-and-death struggle took place off New Orleans when Clasen, filmmaker Ryan McInnis and two friends were hunting tuna


http://www.nypost.com/seven/03122009/news/nationalnews/moment_of_tooth_159201.htm


I would have died of a heart attack and probably crapped myself!

xfl2001fan
03-12-2009, 08:05 PM
That dude has some serious Brass B@ll$

Kudos to him...cuz I'd have been killed.

tony hipchest
03-12-2009, 08:34 PM
i would kick a sharks ass! you punch him in the nose where his vas deferens is :toofunny:... (ok its called something like the olgolgi?...golgi? bunch) then gouge out his eyes.

"lifeless... like baby doll eyes"

TheWarDen86
03-12-2009, 08:49 PM
"lifeless... like baby doll eyes"

:laughing:
"till they bite ya, then those eyes, they roll over white."

He would not have eaten me as I would have been surrounded by my own poop upon the sight of him. :chuckle:

tony hipchest
03-12-2009, 08:58 PM
if i were ever executed where they ask you to choose your method of execution i have always said i would want to be fed alive to sharks (growing up near the beach when JAWS came out i have always had a strange fascination with sharks) and i would like to go exactly how he did...

a bite through the thighs, a bite through the waist, and finally i would want a bite trough the neck.

thats the one pain i would like to feel if i had to choose any pain to feel.

exhilirating.....

im still confident i would kick a sharks ass though. (confidence is half the battle).

im still convinced i can survive a plane crash too. you just step/jump out right before it hits (like bugs bunny) :laughing:

Dino 6 Rings
03-12-2009, 09:03 PM
pretty sure my biggest fear in life is being eaten alive by a large Carnivore...yep...it is.

Bears, Tigers, Gators, Sharks, Big Snake, Lions, Ligers, Wolves, Hineanas, pretty much anything that can eat me, that's my fear for sure.

I love zoos, don't get me wrong, I love seeing these animals, love reading about them and studying them and understanding them...the one thing I learned about all of this is...they will eat me if given the chance...yep...all large carnivores agree...Dino 6 Rings would make a fine Lunch.

Preacher
03-12-2009, 09:07 PM
if i were ever executed where they ask you to choose your method of execution i have always said i would want to be fed alive to sharks (growing up near the beach when JAWS came out i have always had a strange fascination with sharks) and i would like to go exactly how he did...

a bite through the thighs, a bite through the waist, and finally i would want a bite trough the neck.

thats the one pain i would like to feel if i had to choose any pain to feel.

exhilirating.....

im still confident i would kick a sharks ass though. (confidence is half the battle).

im still convinced i can survive a plane crash too. you just step/jump out right before it hits (like bugs bunny) :laughing:

Gotta be careful though. . . they can smell fear... you keep looking at them, never turn your back, and quickly walk away...

Or wait.. is that dogs? Bears? Or ex-girlfriends?

Guess I am serious trouble regardless!

TheWarDen86
03-12-2009, 09:07 PM
if i were ever executed where they ask you to choose your method of execution i have always said i would want to be fed alive to sharks (growing up near the beach when JAWS came out i have always had a strange fascination with sharks) and i would like to go exactly how he did...

a bite through the thighs, a bite through the waist, and finally i would want a bite trough the neck.

thats the one pain i would like to feel if i had to choose any pain to feel.

exhilirating.....

im still confident i would kick a sharks ass though. (confidence is half the battle).

im still convinced i can survive a plane crash too. you just step/jump out right before it hits (like bugs bunny) :laughing:

Tony, I cannot relate to any of that even in the slightest way. :chuckle: Wierdo. :wink02:

devilsdancefloor
03-12-2009, 09:57 PM
if i were ever executed where they ask you to choose your method of execution i have always said i would want to be fed alive to sharks (growing up near the beach when JAWS came out i have always had a strange fascination with sharks) and i would like to go exactly how he did...

a bite through the thighs, a bite through the waist, and finally i would want a bite trough the neck.

thats the one pain i would like to feel if i had to choose any pain to feel.

exhilirating.....

im still confident i would kick a sharks ass though. (confidence is half the battle).
im still convinced i can survive a plane crash too. you just step/jump out right before it hits (like bugs bunny) :laughing:


http://img06.picoodle.com/img/img06/3/3/12/gumby12001/f_batmanvssham_f10861a.gif

Tony fighting off a shark caught on tape!

tony hipchest
03-12-2009, 10:15 PM
http://img06.picoodle.com/img/img06/3/3/12/gumby12001/f_batmanvssham_f10861a.gif

Tony fighting off a shark caught on tape!

:rofl:

thats EXACTLY what i would do!

seriously... i would pay some pretty good coin to go down in a shark cage (and i would probably be the dumbass you'd hear about getting a finger or hand bit off trying to pet one).

just remember... always pet them backwards... not forwards.

velvety backwards. like razor sandpaper forwards.

dino, im serious. i love carnivores. i would rather be set free on the savanah and asked to outrun a hungry cheetah, than take the needle or face a gass chamber. if i were ever executed, id much rather it be a cage match with a grizzly bear than an electric chair.

i have honestly thought that if i were ever rich enough and on hospice, for it to be in my will to be taken out to sea and fed to a shark. i would do that before i would call dr. kevorkian.

to me, there is just something natural, primal, and honorable with "death by animal".

:hunch:

i still feel for steve irwin (loved him) only because he died by a seemingly harmless stingray and wasnt given the honor of being mauled by a ferocious gator or shark. im sure hes up in heaven asking God....

seriously God, a freaking stingray? why couldnt it atleast been a gator, a shahk, or a killa wayell?

(yes. ive given this lots of thought and my familly would probably not follow through with my final wishes- oh well. they are more important than my 'dreams")

MasterOfPuppets
03-12-2009, 10:18 PM
Tony, I cannot relate to any of that even in the slightest way. :chuckle: Wierdo. :wink02:
uhhhh....no doubt....my fantasy death always involves me, 3 hot women, and a heart attack....:noidea:

tony hipchest
03-12-2009, 10:27 PM
uhhhh....no doubt....my fantasy death always involves me, 3 hot women, and a heart attack....:noidea:
thats my fantasy life. (minus the heart attack of course.)

tony hipchest
03-12-2009, 10:40 PM
i got attacked by a wave and drawn out at about 7 years old while fishing on the beach with my dad and grandpa. (where i lived in california it was a bit too cold and the waves a bit to big to swim in).

my grandpa lost his rod jumping in to chase me down (and probably save me).

they sat me on the beach, cold as F*^k, and shivering, and continued fishing for an hour or 2.

i learned not to try and tackle a wave. its kinda odd how i always grew up wishing i could be a surfer like spicoli. i guess ive always wanted to confront that wave and kick its ass.

i havent stood on a beach in 25 years.... God, i miss the ocean. im a beach bum at heart. unfortunately the beach ive lived in for the majority of my life has no water (which probably explains why i wouldnt like death by rattlesnakes, gila monsters, or falling into a patch of prickly pears.

steelwall
03-12-2009, 10:49 PM
Being eaten alive by a large carnivore would have to rank near the bottom of the list of ways I would prefer to go out. Having your flesh ripped of to the point you finally decide to give up and just let it snack on you is a decision I hope I never have to make, as well as take steps to not put myself in said position without being prepared.

Having said that, I think this shark just had a bad day, and picked on the one guy in the gulf of Mexico it shouldnt have. The guy with a spear gun, knife, and sweet ocean camo. :banging:

Galax Steeler
03-13-2009, 04:12 AM
http://img06.picoodle.com/img/img06/3/3/12/gumby12001/f_batmanvssham_f10861a.gif

Tony fighting off a shark caught on tape!

Give em hell Tony.:toofunny:

MasterOfPuppets
03-13-2009, 04:34 AM
swim toney swim.....lol
check out the nasty pics on this site ....this would make a good sig for ya tony...:thumbsup:




http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3740/sharkeatsguy1.jpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sharkeatsguy1.jpg)

xfl2001fan
03-13-2009, 04:45 AM
if i were ever executed where they ask you to choose your method of execution i have always said i would want to be fed alive to sharks (growing up near the beach when JAWS came out i have always had a strange fascination with sharks) and i would like to go exactly how he did...

a bite through the thighs, a bite through the waist, and finally i would want a bite trough the neck.

thats the one pain i would like to feel if i had to choose any pain to feel.

exhilirating.....

im still confident i would kick a sharks ass though. (confidence is half the battle).

im still convinced i can survive a plane crash too. you just step/jump out right before it hits (like bugs bunny) :laughing:

What you fail to see is that I'm confident I would die! :flap: I get the feeling that this guy is an exceptional swimmer...maybe not Olympic worthy, but would blow my arse out of the water in a race.

As for my death, I want to go peacefully asleep and blissfully unaware like my Grandpa. Not screaming at the top of the lungs like the passengers in the car he was driving.

Dino 6 Rings
03-13-2009, 07:52 AM
well I posted in the What is your favorite animal thread that mine was the Great White Shark, so I love sharks and big hungry flesh eating animals...just don't want to be lunch for one of them, ever.

maybe that's why I am so infatuated with Zombies as well...they'd eat me too.

I'd much rather be attacked by a Llama or an Impaca than any Lion Tiger or Bear, Oh My.

kittenfantastico76
03-13-2009, 08:57 AM
MOMENT OF TOOTH
DIVER KILLS SHARK AFTER 2-HR. BATTLE

These amazing pictures show an epic, two-hour battle between spear fisherman Craig Clasen and a 12-foot tiger shark in the Gulf of Mexico.

The life-and-death struggle took place off New Orleans when Clasen, filmmaker Ryan McInnis and two friends were hunting tuna


http://www.nypost.com/seven/03122009/news/nationalnews/moment_of_tooth_159201.htm


I would have died of a heart attack and probably crapped myself!

I believe it was Dane Cook that did a stand up about a shark attack and he stated that if a guy can't get laid after telling this story to a chick at a bar, there's no hope for any dudes ... this guy has TRUE BRASS B@LL$ as stated!!!

Dino 6 Rings
03-13-2009, 09:13 AM
And why I don't go anywhere there are large carnivores....

MANILA, Philippines — A 10-year-old girl was decapitated by a crocodile in a Philippine lake after the creature knocked over her canoe, police said Wednesday.

The girl and a classmate were on their way Saturday to their floating school on Agusan del Sur province's Mihaba Lake when the 23-foot-long crocodile bumped the boat, causing it to capsize, said Bunawan town police officer Melchor Danuco.

Rescuers found the girl's headless body floating on the lake on Tuesday, he said.

The classmate was rescued by a man escorting the pair in another boat, said Roel Hipulan, head of the private group that runs the school in remote Bunawan town.

"It's a monster crocodile," Hipulan said, adding that he had seen the creature. He said salt water crocodiles, some bigger than a bus, are known to inhabit the lake, though attacks are rare.

But the lake's waters have been swollen for the past several months, causing fish to scatter to others parts. With little to feed on, the crocodiles have become aggressive, he said.

The crocodile attack has prompted the temporary closure of the school and the evacuation of about 100 residents of houses on stilts on the lake, Hipulan added.



http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,508970,00.html

El-Gonzo Jackson
03-13-2009, 09:43 AM
First of all, that is cool. Man vs animal and the one with opposable thumbs and spear guns wins............its how its supposed to be.


Second, Tony you are odd, but I think I kind of understand. I know somebody that flys air ambulance/rescue or whatever they call it, to remote sites and had a case with eskimos in the Arctic.

It seems that tradition was that when an elder was sick and no longer useful to the tribe the would kind of perform a death march to an ice floe and that is where they would die. This old guy they evacuated to a hospital for treatment didnt want to be saved and die in hospital. He wanted to go out on the ice and live his last moments in his home and have his body committed to nature and the elements.

Not my idea of a good time, but I think I understand it.

HometownGal
03-13-2009, 09:53 AM
MOMENT OF TOOTH
DIVER KILLS SHARK AFTER 2-HR. BATTLE

These amazing pictures show an epic, two-hour battle between spear fisherman Craig Clasen and a 12-foot tiger shark in the Gulf of Mexico.

The life-and-death struggle took place off New Orleans when Clasen, filmmaker Ryan McInnis and two friends were hunting tuna


http://www.nypost.com/seven/03122009/news/nationalnews/moment_of_tooth_159201.htm


I would have died of a heart attack and probably crapped myself!

WOW - that was awesome! :thumbsup:

I'm with you, Dino - I would have poopied my panties and had a heart attack all in the same breath. :horror:

Tony - you are one crazy mofo! :screwy: :chuckle::hug:

Indo
03-13-2009, 03:34 PM
[QUOTE=tony hipchest;578481



seriously... i would pay some pretty good coin to go down in a shark cage (and i would probably be the dumbass you'd hear about getting a finger or hand bit off trying to pet one).

QUOTE]




OK, Tony...time to man-up:

http://www.sharkdiver.com/


I will tell you that I have done this and it is Balls-to-the-Wall Cool !!

There is nothing like staring an Apex Predator in the eye...
I am a certified Scuba diver, but you don't have to be a certified diver to do this---the shark cage is attached to the stern of the boat and the air comes from "hookah" lines on the deck.

I completely understand what you are saying

I have been diving with many sharks before (I have actually been in the water with about 40 whitetip sharks at one time and with about 30 hammerheads at one time)---I love being in the water with them. There is something Serene and Primal about it...almost a Religious Experience. I have never once been afraid for my Life. But I am addicted to that sense of Aliveness and Awareness and NOW that one gets when you're in the water with sharks...
The Great White is a different story altogether. They are HUGE---when I did the cage-diving there was a female that was almost 20 feet long. That doesn't seem that big until it swims past the cage (about 3 feet away) and the body just keeps going and going and going....). That is one animal that I was glad was on the other side of the cage!

It's too cool for words and, if you are serious, I highly recommend it

Indo
03-13-2009, 03:46 PM
BTW...make sure you watch the video in that sharkdiver link on the right side of the webpage

http://www.sharkdiver.com/

Oh, and I have touched sharks....not the Great white, but sleeping Nurse sharks. They aren't as big!

The Sharkdiver boat crews won't let you touch the Great Whites----if you do, they get you out of the cage and your cagediving is done for the trip. Too expensive to risk being pulled out, in my opinion. But when I went one of the sharks misjudged its turn and slammed into one of the cages (unfortunately not the one I was in!) and one of my friends touched it as it swam by. I'm still jealous---touching an Apex Predator would definitely be a Religious Experience for me

revefsreleets
03-13-2009, 03:49 PM
Give em hell Tony.:toofunny:

Batman eventually fends off the shark using "Bat Shark Repellent", which was conveniently mounted just behind Robin in the Bat Copter...

Dino 6 Rings
03-13-2009, 07:52 PM
BTW...make sure you watch the video in that sharkdiver link on the right side of the webpage

http://www.sharkdiver.com/

Oh, and I have touched sharks....not the Great white, but sleeping Nurse sharks. They aren't as big!

The Sharkdiver boat crews won't let you touch the Great Whites----if you do, they get you out of the cage and your cagediving is done for the trip. Too expensive to risk being pulled out, in my opinion. But when I went one of the sharks misjudged its turn and slammed into one of the cages (unfortunately not the one I was in!) and one of my friends touched it as it swam by. I'm still jealous---touching an Apex Predator would definitely be a Religious Experience for me


I touched sharks and stingrays at Sea World....and swam with a Dolphin at Dolphin Cove...I'm jealous however, I do want to go into a shark cage with a Great White...for like a second...just to feel that power as it swims by and that cold dead eye looks at me...shivers...its on my Bucket List for sure.

SteelCityMom
03-13-2009, 09:07 PM
i got attacked by a wave and drawn out at about 7 years old while fishing on the beach with my dad and grandpa. (where i lived in california it was a bit too cold and the waves a bit to big to swim in).

my grandpa lost his rod jumping in to chase me down (and probably save me).

they sat me on the beach, cold as F*^k, and shivering, and continued fishing for an hour or 2.

i learned not to try and tackle a wave. its kinda odd how i always grew up wishing i could be a surfer like spicoli. i guess ive always wanted to confront that wave and kick its ass.

i havent stood on a beach in 25 years.... God, i miss the ocean. im a beach bum at heart. unfortunately the beach ive lived in for the majority of my life has no water (which probably explains why i wouldnt like death by rattlesnakes, gila monsters, or falling into a patch of prickly pears.

I hear ya, I'm a huge beach bum myself, and one of my scariest moments was being pulled out to sea by a riptide when I was 13. I handled it pretty well I think ( I'd had full lifeguard training at the time) and knew to just swim diagonally down instead of trying to fight the current straight on. But my friend that was with me was freaking out and I basically had to pull her back on the boogie board we were on and try to keep her calm. It took us a little while but we made it back.

I fully agree with what you said about hitting a shark in the nose as well. It's the best defense, that or the eyes. Sharks have a tendency to be more opportunistic hunters and will usually give up pretty easy if something is fighting back enough.

With that said, I've never encountered a shark yet in the open water and would hope that I'd have as much composure as I know I should have if I ever see one, but being prepared is half the battle with an animal like that.

Indo
03-13-2009, 11:51 PM
Here's the key to open water shark encounters----

first of all, keep in mind that they typically feed around dusk---about 4-5pm. Don't hang around if you see one in the surf at that time. They are attracted to splashing--it mimics a struggling fish. So the reason all of the attacks along the Florida coast happen when they do (around 4-5pm) is that the sharks have come in to the surf to feed (easier for them to get a meal when prey fish are struggling in the surf) and they mistakenly bite a person who is splashing around. Remember, they have a special membrane that covers their eyes when they strike---it protects their eyes from injury. They don't actually see what they are biting at the last second, but they sense the movement and the electrical impulses of the prey fish (or the person's arm that they have mistaken for a prey fish...). I am much more leery of one shark in 4 feet of water than I am of 50 sharks in 50 feet of water.

When you do see one, stay calm. It will cause some very fast breathing the first time, but you come to realize that they are not really what the media and movies make them out to be. The "Man-Eating Shark" does not exist. They are not evil or malevolent . It's just an animal doing what it does. Trying to survive just like you or me.

But they are incredibly Beautiful and Powerful. They move very slowly and deliberately. It's very hypnotizing to watch them.

Just think about this...they have not changed in MILLIONS of years. They have no need to evolve because they were made Perfect...



I have touched sharks (and stingrays). Touched dolphins (at a Dolphin Experience thing) and swam with wild dolphins (they DON'T let you touch them). I have even been in "splashing battles" with sea lions in the Galapagos----the next thing on my Bucket List is to swim with Humpback whales...
But I just saw a show on Animal Planet where this guy and his wife got too close to a whale calf and the mother whale got a little pissed off. She slammed her tail (flukes) in the guy and he said that he felt searing pain in his leg and when he looked at it his foot was facing the wrong direction!!! She had shattered his femur. He had to endure a 9-hour boat ride to get back to shore with his foot facing the wrong way.

These animals have to be Respected because in the (truly) Grand Scheme of Things we are the weak ones..

SteelShooter
03-14-2009, 12:30 AM
Cool experiences Indo.

My work takes me into the water quite a bit. I actually do not mind being around BlackTips, which is pretty often. They are rather curious. Once they get up to 7ft or so, I attempt to not hang around though. And if it is a Bull Shark....I'm outta there. Those guys are just too aggressive for my taste. I had a 5ft Blacktip get within 6ft of me over in the Maldives (snorkeling a channel). Kept my eye on him. I got a little edgy once he tried to circle around behind my partner and I and then came inbound. I slipped my knife halfway out and he just turned away. It was pretty exhilirating. I did a dive in Thailand once with a larger Leopard Shark (NOT Tiger), which is a docile bottom feeder. But the blacktip coming in after circling was the most memorable.

MACH1
03-14-2009, 01:31 AM
Anybody remember Richard Pryor in The Toy when he finds out there's piranha in the pond. That would be me.