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    If you fear shark bites, don't go in the water.

    If you are a common american driver, text while moving a 5,000 lb vehicle at 60 MPH and passing a car in the opposite direction with a closure rate of 120 MPH and missing each other by 24" separated by a painted yellow stripe.

    I'd rather take my chances on the beach, thanks...
    Get up late... Start slow... Taper off...

    I am a second level vegetarian. Cow's eat grass. I eat cows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Gala Clad View Post
    Obiously, this is a different situation, as most likely you have already been attacked by a large shark, or a giant barricuda since a limb is missing.

    What is crucial is to stop the bleeding with a tournequet and get you to shore as soon quickly. Panic will cause the victim to bleed out faster. Most likely the attacked victim is already in shock and does not feel the pain.

    Hopefully a lifeguard, knowledgable beach goer, or your buddy is aware that you have been attacked and is assisting. I carry an orange whistle and a small bright flashing strobe light on a seperate lanyard around my neck, which I can turn on when, when I am at the beach to hopefully attract help. In this case, you are more likely to die as a result of being having been bitten by the shark or infection setting in.
    Your odds of survival are better if you are young as you are in better condition and your immune system is stronger. I know of two competition surfers who lost limbs after being attacked The first was a head on attack of a surfer on a boggy board in dirty water on the West Side of the Island. The more recent attack was on a surfer whilw sitting on a short board with limbs dangling in the water while waiting to catch a wave on the North Shore.

    Both attacks were believed to have been by Pelagic sharks which periodicaly arrive to feed shuch as when unfortunate blue footed boobies fall into the water when trying to fly or hen monk seals arrive to breed. The identity of local reef sharks are well known and are not considered dangerous.

    If I could give you an unlike I would; this is nothing to laugh or get sarcastic about!
    My post was not meant to be funny. It was a direct reflection of your anemic instructions on how to deal with a shark. Remain calm? Nudge it away with your scoop? Slowly make your way back to shore? Their not trying to hurt you as most are timid? Their skin is like sand paper and may cut you? The last thing I'm worried about is their skin. Your forgetting that 99% of the times the damage is done before you even know a shark is present. I respect every animal out there, especially on their turf, especially sharks. But to say "remain calm" is a little far from reality.

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    Thats what she said.

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  6. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMikeJackie View Post
    I respect every animal out there, especially on their turf,
    ...ahhhh, the most dangerous animal on this planet is up on the beach.
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    Get up late... Start slow... Taper off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.B. View Post
    ...ahhhh, the most dangerous animal on this planet is up on the beach.
    Thank God I hunt in the water and not out.
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    Good to know that you were only being sarcastic!

    As a matter of clarification my initial response was to Lost Items Recovery reply: “I wear my dive knife often incase one ever wants to tangle. I hear it's wise to slice their gills but I'll be slamming it through tIhe top of its skull if I can still see it after playing the human squid!”
    Since drawing blood or defecating in the water could worsen the situation.

    I posted my opinion of what I would do, these were not instructions.

    I mentioned that a shark’s skin was abrasive like sandpaper for two reasons: If you fend off the shark by hitting with your fist, you could cut your hand and cause blood to flow in the water, which might attract nearby sharks. Likes wise if a shark brushed against you while feeding, blood from the resulting cut could excite that shark or other nearby sharks.

    I purposely used the word fend which is a more positive action than nudge and not as aggressive as strike, which could draw blood. I never posted anything on what to do if struck by a shark, since those actions would be reflexive, with the outcome often dependent on help from others.

    If you look at the interviews of the victims, it is obvious that many were calm even, while being attacked.

    Cautious would have been a better word to use than timid. Sharks have been known to circle survivors of a plane crash/ship sinking waiting for a member of the group to separate before attacking.

    Oh by the way most the victims were transported by helicopter to the hospital rather than driven.


    Quote Originally Posted by MrMikeJackie View Post
    My post was not meant to be funny. It was a direct reflection of your anemic instructions on how to deal with a shark. Remain calm? Nudge it away with your scoop? Slowly make your way back to shore? Their not trying to hurt you as most are timid? Their skin is like sand paper and may cut you? The last thing I'm worried about is their skin. Your forgetting that 99% of the times the damage is done before you even know a shark is present. I respect every animal out there, especially on their turf, especially sharks. But to say "remain calm" is a little far from reality.
    Last edited by Sir Gala Clad; Jul 04, 2015 at 11:03 PM. Reason: Remove ending quote from Abraham Lincoln

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    If a shark comes towards you just simply say...

    "Parley. I invoke the right of parley.

    "If an adversary demands parley, you can do them no harm until the parley is complete."
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    SGC, I commend you for being able to handle such a situation and remain clear headed( no sarcasm). I however, would definitely poop my pants and scream like a girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost items recovery View Post
    If a shark comes towards you just simply say...

    "Parley. I invoke the right of parley.

    "If an adversary demands parley, you can do them no harm until the parley is complete."

    And the shark says, "I'm disinclined to acquiesce to your request. Means "no". And eats your leg off.
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    Dam now i want watch JAWS and Pirates of the Carribean

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    I seriously doubt that you would do that, and would of handled the situation far better based on your prior posts to other threads. Instinctively, you will know what you have to do. However, one never truely knows what one is capable of or will do until tested.

    Hopefully, some day we will meet and share treasure hunting experiences.
    I would like that as I am especially interested in learning and exploiting the additional capabilities of the Sovereign over the Excalibur which has been ruggardized and thumbed down for diving. What has kept me from using the Sovereign, which I especially enjoy to hunt with, as it is lighter and has superior multivariable tone quality. What has kept me from using it, is the heavy and frequent rains (almost every day) where I hunt.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMikeJackie View Post
    SGC, I commend you for being able to handle such a situation and remain clear headed( no sarcasm). I however, would definitely poop my pants and scream like a girl.
    Last edited by Sir Gala Clad; Jul 04, 2015 at 11:04 PM.
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    I was waist deep hunting off of St. Pete beach last season.

    People started screaming 'Shark' and running out of the water. It was like a scene from Jaws.

    I really like watching the Manatee's, they are pretty neat.
    Get up late... Start slow... Taper off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Gala Clad View Post
    I seriously doubt that you would do that, and would handle the situation far better your prior posts to other threads. Instinctively, you will know what you have to do. However, one never truely knows what one is capable of or will do until tested.

    Hopefully, some day we will meet and share treasure hunting experiences.
    I would like that as I am especially interested in learning and exploiting the additional capabilities of the Sovereign over the Excalibur which has been ruggardized and thumbed down for diving. What has kept me from using the Sovereign, which I especially enjoy to hunt with, as it is lighter and has superior multivariable tone quality. What has kept me from using it, is the heavy and frequent rains (almost every day) where I hunt.
    I doubt I would as well. Composure must be kept, rational decisions must be made, common sense must be used. I try not to put myself in a situation to begin with. If it looks shady, I go the other way. The best way to stay out of trouble is to avoid it in the first place, then be prepared if trouble finds me instead.
    Yes hopefully some day we can swap stories and near misses. I love my sovereign and will never get rid of it. One guy keeps his in a Thermos! But that's a story for another day. Mike

 

 
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