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    Australians pull no punches when it comes to sharks

    By Michael Perry Michael Perry Mon Jan 12, 12:44 pm ET

    SYDNEY (Reuters) An Australian man fought off a shark as he snorkeled near Sydney Monday, freeing his leg from its jaws with a punch.

    "I just turned and started swinging. I think I got one on him," Steven Foggarty, 24, told local media as he stood on crutches outside hospital.

    "I just saw the blood all over both feet and had a quick look to make sure both legs were there and they were there."

    Foggarty was bitten on his right leg by the bull shark as he snorkeled in the mouth of Lake Illawarra, south of Sydney. He suffered 40 puncture wounds to his calf.

    It was the third shark attack in Australia in two days.

    Off Australia's southern island state of Tasmania, an Australian surfer punched a five-meter (16-ft) shark in the head as he rescued his 13-year-old cousin who had been bitten on the leg and dragged beneath the water Sunday.

    The pair were surfing when the white-pointer grabbed the girl's leg and dragged her down twice. Her cousin, Syb Mundy, 20, paddled over, punched the shark, put the girl onto his surfboard with him and paddled into shore.

    Mundy said hitting the shark on the head "was like hitting a brick wall -- it was that dense." "It was easily the length of a car. It was just a monster," Mundy told local radio on Monday.

    "Once it let her go she was bleeding pretty bad. There was a lot of blood in the water. I think it just didn't like the taste of her, to tell you the truth," he said.

    The shark circled the pair as they paddled toward the beach.

    "The shark actually got on to the wave. We looked to our left and this thing started surfing toward us and we just headed straight to the beach," said Mundy.

    "I can remember seeing the eye come out of the water and the head and I was going to try and poke it in the eye if I could get close enough," he said.

    WATER CHURNING

    In another near-tragedy Sunday, a surfer on Australia's northeast coast survived a shark bite and paddled himself to shore with a 40-centimetre (16-inch) gash in his left thigh.

    Jono Beard, 31, was surfing with friends, watching some dolphins swim by, when he was bitten. He paddled for 80 meters (yards) to the shore, all the while shadowed by the shark.

    Beard was flown by helicopter to hospital where he underwent surgery to a deep gash to his leg.

    "We were all just out there and there were six or seven dolphins around us. It was a bit of a tranquil morning," local media quoted surfing friend Paul Holden as saying.

    "Then out of the blue there was an attack from below and the shark grabbed Jono and started thrashing him around. The water was churning."

    A 51-year-old Australian man was killed by a Great White Shark on December 27 while he was snorkeling off a beach south of Perth in Western Australia.

    Many shark species, including the Great White, are protected in Australian waters and some wildlife officials believe they are venturing closer to popular beaches.

    Despite the recent attacks, there have only been about 60 fatal shark attacks in the past 50 years, according to the Australian Shark Attack File at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

    (Reporting by Michael Perry; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)

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    I would hope so in that situation. Good for him.

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    There's been actual studies on the subject. I happen to like sharks, they're a cool species. But, as big as they are, they don't take well to being hit. A hit on the nose, and they'll let go and swim off. Their eyes are really sensitive too. If you ever watch a shark documentary, watch its eye while it attacks, just before it tries to grab its prey, they close their eyes.

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    I once punched a donkey in the face. He was acting like a jackass.

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    I am willing to punch just about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inox
    I am willing to punch just about anything.

    Just seeing you had posted in this thread, I was ready to agree you could definitely punch a shark, before I even opened the thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanmbailey
    There's been actual studies on the subject. I happen to like sharks, they're a cool species. But, as big as they are, they don't take well to being hit. A hit on the nose, and they'll let go and swim off. Their eyes are really sensitive too. If you ever watch a shark documentary, watch its eye while it attacks, just before it tries to grab its prey, they close their eyes.
    Wow, do they really close their eyes? That seems so . . . softball.

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    I don't know if I could

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    It's true. They had Animal Planet on at the bar tonight and they showed footage of this shark attacking a shark-cage. They went into great detail about the membrane over the sharks' eyes

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    I learned it from Shark Week on the Discovery Channel.

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    Aww...I like petting sharks, not punching them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia G
    Wow, do they really close their eyes? That seems so . . . softball.
    most sharks have an upper and lower eyelid... as well as a "third" translucent membrane called the nictitating membrane (it moves horizontally across the eye) that covers the eye during a bite to protect it... but they aren't blind during the attack...

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    I kicked a nurse shark with a fin one time when I was diving. Totally on accident. It swam off and then actually came back and just chilled around my group. I don't know if it was the same one or not, but it just chilled and was letting us pet it and all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanmbailey
    I kicked a nurse shark with a fin one time when I was diving. Totally on accident. It swam off and then actually came back and just chilled around my group. I don't know if it was the same one or not, but it just chilled and was letting us pet it and all that.
    off subject but... let me know when your coming back from the sandbox... come up our way for a few days of R & R and fun with the brothers... you don't have a harley by any chance?

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    Nah, but I am planning on getting one when I get back. Don't know if you ever suffered through the Fort Hood area, but too many idiots driving around there that I'm still pretty nervous. Before I joined though I use to ride Titan, granted I never had a license or nothing. Thank you rich uncle!

    Oh, and June. I should be back in the States by the end of June.

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    i'd punch, kick, bite, or whatever else i could do to that shark until it let me go. i will not go easily, or quietly, to hell...or whatever is out there. haha

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    they breed us tough in australia
    shark punching is the end of a good night that would probably include crocodile wrestling, snake teasing and spider tickling
    ... but we never fuck with Dropbears, those fuckers are nasty

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    Pft, I see your spider tickling and raise you stabbing camel spiders with cross-tip screw drivers and setting them on fire. Or good old fashion putting one in a box with a few scorpions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanmbailey
    Pft, I see your spider tickling and raise you stabbing camel spiders with cross-tip screw drivers and setting them on fire. Or good old fashion putting one in a box with a few scorpions.
    Camel spiders give me the heebee jeebees! They are scary as shit!

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    Sharks no...

    But Bees! Hell yes.. I would just Punch that Bee in the Fucking Face! and say "Get out of my face Bee!"

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    I try to punch the shark at least twice a day.

    Sometimes 3 or 4 times.

    5 starts to chaffe a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanmbailey
    Pft, I see your spider tickling and raise you stabbing camel spiders with cross-tip screw drivers and setting them on fire. Or good old fashion putting one in a box with a few scorpions.
    sad thing is camel spiders are actually members of the scorpion family....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny.illuminati
    sad thing is camel spiders are actually members of the scorpion family....
    i was wrong... they are related to both spiders and scorpions, but are their own family called "Solifugae"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny.illuminati
    i was wrong... they are related to both spiders and scorpions, but are their own family called "Solifugae"
    Yeah, I had to look them uip. They're pretty neat. No real venom to speak of but they have HUGE sharp teeth that they rip their prey open with, and can cause a nasty ragged bite to humans. They have a pair of antennae like appendages that make them look like they have 10 legs instead of 8. Another name for the is "Wind Scorpions".

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    If you get your fingers in its gills and pull, it's fucked.

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    Yeah, it's great fun watching how people react to them. Have a guy I work with who is terrified of them. One was crawling on top of a chinook where he was sitting. The guy JUMPED off the bird. He also started hurdling objects to get away from one I impaled on a screw driver that was still moving. I later lit it on fire...

    I've even seen one chewing up on on a lizard that was a little bigger than it was.

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    Oh god, that video just shows how many dumb rednecks are in the army. That was one hell of a southern accent!

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    What about the classic Zombie vs. shark ?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSPG9QQg4C0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nos
    What about the classic Zombie vs. shark ?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSPG9QQg4C0

    The movie "Zombie"; I know it well. Long live Fulci

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajax Knucklebones
    The movie "Zombie"; I know it well. Long live Fulci
    Have you picked up the new GRINDHOUSE release of THE BEYOND ? They did a really great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nos
    Have you picked up the new GRINDHOUSE release of THE BEYOND ? They did a really great job.
    A remake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajax Knucklebones
    A remake?
    A re-issue with a bunch of extras

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