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July 11, 2012 11:23 AM   Subscribe

Shark steals fish off line (slytSHARK!)
posted by jtajta (60 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was playing it with the volume muted. As the camera moved closer I started imagining a shark slyly sneaking up behind her and running off with the pole as she was reeling some fish in. .... but this is cool too.
posted by asra at 11:31 AM on July 11, 2012


> I was playing it with the volume muted.

The screams are the reason why this is getting linked everywhere, though.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:35 AM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah, must be watched with sound.
posted by Think_Long at 11:37 AM on July 11, 2012


Louisiana Swamp Shark
posted by DU at 11:39 AM on July 11, 2012


I love videos like this--they're the only thing I'll "forward" to family and friends. I feel like I can pay back all the enjoyment I get from their incessant joke forwards.
posted by resurrexit at 11:40 AM on July 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


Probably a bull shark?
posted by Burhanistan at 11:40 AM on July 11, 2012


I've seen that happen with a barracuda. My reaction was similar. He did leave us the head of the fish we were reeling in at least.
posted by RolandOfEld at 11:43 AM on July 11, 2012


Yoink!
posted by entropicamericana at 11:44 AM on July 11, 2012 [7 favorites]


Never get out of the boat. Never get out of the boat. Never get out of the boat.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:45 AM on July 11, 2012 [5 favorites]


Looked about 2', 3' maybe. I've experience the big-fish-eat-smaller-fish-while-reeling-in before, but with northern pike eating smaller bass. In terms of fishing, it's sort of a high of ones life. What makes this film creepy is it's right off the dock mere feet from where people sleep and dream.
posted by stbalbach at 11:48 AM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


"It's a big-ass SHAAHK!"
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:50 AM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Candygram.
posted by brundlefly at 11:51 AM on July 11, 2012 [35 favorites]


This has completely appropriate use of profanity.
posted by zzazazz at 11:52 AM on July 11, 2012 [7 favorites]


Filmed in Myrtle Beach. Yikes. There's apparently a school?! Thought shark were solitary.
posted by likeso at 11:54 AM on July 11, 2012


What makes this film creepy is it's right off the dock mere feet from where people sleep and dream.

I think I'd be more creeped out by sharks on land walking up a set of stairs to capture prey, even if the stairs in question were nowhere near where people sleep and dream.
posted by DU at 11:55 AM on July 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm guessing this is getting passed around, at least in part, so people can play make fun of the rednecks, but it's a very cool video. It's certainly not rare for a shark to eat a fish off a line, but it happened to get captured way better than the "where the fuck did the other half of my marlin go" video I was kind of expecting.

Bull shark would be my guess based on the size/color and where it is, but I'm not an expert. The article likeso linked to reference blacktip sharks which are smaller and have blacktipped fins, which this did not look like to me, but I'd be curious if anyone knew for sure.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:57 AM on July 11, 2012


Is the linked video the original upload? Only has 300 something views.
posted by mullacc at 11:58 AM on July 11, 2012


I think I'd be more creeped out by sharks on land walking up a set of stairs to capture prey, even if the stairs in question were nowhere near where people sleep and dream.

It's even more creepy if you imagine the sharks wearing rollerblades and smashing through brick walls. They will devour you and a rad metal soundtrack will accompany your pain.
posted by Think_Long at 11:59 AM on July 11, 2012 [5 favorites]


It's even more creepy if you imagine the sharks wearing rollerblades and smashing through brick walls. They will devour you and a rad metal soundtrack will accompany your pain.

Technically speaking, this isn't creepy. It's jawesome.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 12:00 PM on July 11, 2012 [11 favorites]


Filmed in Myrtle Beach

Fun Fact: Fishing for sharks in Myrtle Beach was banned a long time ago after a world record tiger shark was caught there. Apparently it scared the tourists. There are still a lot of sharks there, though. Last time I was there, probably about a decade ago, I was out on a fishing pier and witnessed a giant school of spinner sharks attack a school of menhaden. It was a genuine feeding frenzy, and it was happening right next to the beach, which was filled with swimmers.
posted by dortmunder at 12:01 PM on July 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


"I think I'd be more creeped out by sharks on land walking up a set of stairs to capture prey, even if the stairs in question were nowhere near where people sleep and dream."

*knock, knock*

"Who's there?"

"....Candygram!"

*door opens, Jaws theme, scream*
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 12:06 PM on July 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'M A SHARK
I'M A SHARK













SUCK MY DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK
posted by sperose at 12:15 PM on July 11, 2012 [8 favorites]


Is the linked video the original upload? Only has 300 something views.

View counts on videos that go viral tend to freeze at 301 views for quite awhile, as explained here.
posted by yellowbinder at 12:34 PM on July 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


Reasons I like the South #158: "It's on your pole baby .... keep reelin', keep reelin'".
posted by benito.strauss at 12:54 PM on July 11, 2012 [8 favorites]


I was convinced it would be a tiny shark and then BIG ASS SHAWK indeed!
posted by Tarumba at 1:03 PM on July 11, 2012


I think I'd be more creeped out by sharks on land walking up a set of stairs to capture prey
My God Man, don't give them any ideas!
posted by joecacti at 1:07 PM on July 11, 2012


MISSING: PET SHARK

ANSWERS TO "CHOMPY"

Last seen near Myrtle Beach

Likes fish, snuggling

WE MISS HIM!!!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 1:14 PM on July 11, 2012 [7 favorites]


I think I'd be more creeped out by sharks on land walking up a set of stairs to capture prey

Here's a comic for you.
posted by martinrebas at 1:17 PM on July 11, 2012


What makes this film creepy is it's right off the dock mere feet from where people sleep and dream.

What makes this extra-special creepy is that this is probably a bull shark in a brackish estuary. This is among the most dangerous sharks in the world precisely because it likes shallow, murky water. It just doesn't get the press of its larger, sexier, great white cousins.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:20 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


MISSING: PET SHARK

ANSWERS TO "CHOMPY"


Very bitey!
posted by The Bellman at 1:23 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


From Cool Papa Bell's wikipedia link:
The bull shark can thrive in both saltwater and freshwater and can travel far up rivers. They have even been known to travel as far up as Indiana in the Ohio River, although there have been few recorded attacks.
eep.
posted by likeso at 1:28 PM on July 11, 2012


The reactions to the shark would be identical no matter what accents the humans had. Acting like anything other than "OH SHIT A SHARK" would be uttered is ludicrous. I don't care what kind of English you speak or what accent you have. The utterances of everyone involved in this incident are the only appropriate things to say in this situation.

The other appropriate response is to simply vacate your bowels.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:43 PM on July 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


I sharted. Just a little bit.
posted by pyrex at 1:45 PM on July 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


I was born and raised in Virginia Beach. I surfed all the time and spent many, many nights in my youth pier-fishing at night for sharks in Virginia Beach and down the Outer Banks. Believe me, sharks are everywhere. Fly over the coastline sometime (especially at dawn and dusk) and you'll see sharks all over the place. They spend a lot of time in the same areas people swim.

That said, you're chances of meeting up in a bad way are slim to none. You are way too big for a normal shark to be interested in you. They want the small, easy prey when they're hungry, and they aren't always hungry. Awesome, awesome creatures that truly don't deserve their bad rep.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 1:47 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


DU: "I think I'd be more creeped out by sharks on land walking up a set of stairs to capture prey, even if the stairs in question were nowhere near where people sleep and dream."

There's always Were-Sharks.
posted by the_artificer at 1:55 PM on July 11, 2012


I was born and raised in Virginia Beach. I surfed all the time and spent many, many nights in my youth pier-fishing at night for sharks in Virginia Beach and down the Outer Banks. Believe me, sharks are everywhere. Fly over the coastline sometime (especially at dawn and dusk) and you'll see sharks all over the place. They spend a lot of time in the same areas people swim.

That said, you're chances of meeting up in a bad way are slim to none. You are way too big for a normal shark to be interested in you. They want the small, easy prey when they're hungry, and they aren't always hungry. Awesome, awesome creatures that truly don't deserve their bad rep.


If you're not some kind of fucking land shark trying to lure us all to a disastrous end, I'll eat my hat.
posted by kbanas at 1:57 PM on July 11, 2012 [9 favorites]


Yeah, that has all the earmarks of a post by some astroturfing activist from a land shark special-interest-group, or something.

NOBODY'S FOOLED!
posted by darkstar at 2:08 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm fooled.
posted by stebulus at 2:10 PM on July 11, 2012


Oh god. The dreaded cabana shark. RUN. No, CLIMB A TREE. They can't go up trees, right? Right?
posted by likeso at 2:12 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


This just in: "Wolves don't find girls in red hoods tasty".
posted by Mojojojo at 2:12 PM on July 11, 2012


I am not a land shark, but I am a shark fan. If you judge perfection by the length of time a species hasn't change evolution-wise, sharks are perfectly adapted to be sharks. They are essentially living, breathing prehistoric specimens. I think that's awesome.

People tend to conjure up bad things about sharks that just aren't true, too.

1. In general, sharks aren't nearly as big as most people think they are. White sharks are huge and whale sharks are massive, but they are the exception. People in general are larger than sharks in general.

2. (From Wikipedia) Unprovoked shark attacks are INCREDIBLY rare. From 2001-2006, the yearly average number of unprovoked shark attacks worldwide was 4.3. Meanwhile, an estimated 100 million sharks are killed by people every year.

3. Out of almost 400 species, only 4 species are responsible for most attacks : whites, whitetips, tiger, and bull sharks.

IOW, sharks are predators, but they aren't people predators. Just because a very few are potentially dangerous doesn't mean they are the monsters most people think they are.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 2:27 PM on July 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


CPB is correct: bull sharks are not to be messed with.
posted by photoslob at 2:34 PM on July 11, 2012


When I was a kid, I got to go to Dairyman's Country Club in Wisconsin with two uncles and a cousin. It was and from all accounts is a fine place for fishing and the main target for serious fisherman is muskellunge. From the wikipedia article: "Muskies prey upon anything that fits in their mouths."

My cousin Joe lost the tail end of a hula-popper to a muskie. Joe was fishing for bass.

At the lodge (probably lost in the fire of 2005), there were a collection of trophy muskies. If you caught a decent one, the lodge usually offered you money for it. There was one on the wall that had a 4 pound bass in its mouth which in turn had a rubber worm in its mouth.

The fisherman caught the bass on the worm and then the muskie grabbed on and just. wouldn't. let. go. He managed to get them both. My uncle introduced me to the fisherman. I asked the obvious question, "is that really the bass that you caught?" He said, "Hell, no! The bass I caught was closer to 7 pounds and I wanted it for a trophy for myself. They bought the muskie and then I caught them another bass."

Of course muskie only get to about 6 feet. I saw one live when we were coming in one afternoon. It was probably only 3 feet, but it looked like an effing torpedo going under the boat. I only had a superlight rig and it had a daredevil on it and I tried my best to get its attention. No, little man, your tiny lures demean us both.
posted by plinth at 2:52 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Land Shark is considered the cleverest of all sharks. Unlike the great white shark, which tends to inhabit the waters and harbors of recreational beach areas, the Land Shark may strike at any place, any time. It is capable of disguising its voice, and generally preys on young, single women.
posted by Schadenfreude at 2:53 PM on July 11, 2012


RUN IN A ZIGZAG.

(It makes your legs more delicious)
posted by SharkParty at 3:02 PM on July 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


I remember a nightmare from my youth: I was swimming around in a local pool area and out of nowhere a shark appeared in the pool I was occupying. I managed to get out of the water and go home by car with my parents, but at the same time the shark jumped out of the water and flopped along the road like a car, heading towards my house. As the shark approached my neighborhood the dream ended, but somehow it's stuck with me ever since.

The shark in the video somehow feels similar to the shark of my nightmares. Ultimately I think it comes down to invasion of personal space. The people in the video are surprised because they're on land owned by themselves/friends and thus safe, and in my dream I felt safe with my parents; as soon as that bubble is invaded.. shit gets real.
posted by pyrex at 3:14 PM on July 11, 2012


Probably a bull shark?

It was clearly identified as a Big Ass Shark (sharkis humongass) if you bother to watch the video.
posted by panboi at 3:45 PM on July 11, 2012 [8 favorites]


Benny Andajetz: "From 2001-2006, the yearly average number of unprovoked shark attacks worldwide was 4.3"

In one case there was only .3 of a guy left!
posted by brundlefly at 4:36 PM on July 11, 2012


Reasons I love the South #346:

I used to teach fishing to kids along the Gulf Coast of Florida. One day we'd taken a group of these kids out to the estuary between the mainland and the barrier island of St. George, near Apalachicola. While all 30-odd of us were wade fishing waist-deep in the brackish water, a school of juvenile black tip sharks swam by. The kids started to catch them, one right after the other, and the other teachers and I had our hands full getting the terrified sharks off the hooks of these giddy teenagers. Rather than running pell-mell from the water though, terrified to be standing in the midst of a school of two-foot long sharks, these kids were laughing their asses off. I'd get a beautiful shark off the hook of a 14 y/o kid, and she'd belly laugh about how fun this was as the freaked out shark swam between her legs making a bee-line for the seagrass beds nearby. We must have hooked 40 of those amazing little guys, and not one kid got spooked enough to leave the water.

After a few hours of this we all went back to the beach house and chowed down on cheese grits, catfish (that we'd caught earlier) and hush puppies, and goddamnit if I don't miss the South for stuff like that.
posted by Pecinpah at 6:32 PM on July 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


In one case there was only .3 of a guy left!

.7 of a guy left, .3 were eaten.
posted by BurnChao at 6:39 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well that's much better.
posted by brundlefly at 7:01 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


5*4.3 = 21.5

So, in fact, most likely 1/2 a guy got eaten (or not...), cause that is the only way we could average 4.3 people over 5 years....
posted by Bovine Love at 7:56 PM on July 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


Well, not the *only* way, but we would reasonably assume that there wasn't multiple partial meals. Hmm. Maybe not a reasonable assumption. Maybe all of them were partial!
posted by Bovine Love at 7:57 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I guess if it was an inclusive range, it could work (26 attacks). But who does an inclusive range?
posted by Bovine Love at 8:15 PM on July 11, 2012


I've experienced a little of this! This June I went fishing in Galveston and caught 2.5 blacknose sharks. The 0.5 shark (maybe even 0.33 shark) fought me reeling him until about a yard from the surface, at which point I pulled him up and saw the rough edge where something with very large, jagged teeth had chomped him away just beneath the gills.

The half-shark was spewing blood and intestines everywhere and at the time I wanted him AWAY FAR AWAY, but now I kinda regret not keeping (what was left of) him as a trophy. The other sharks were too little to keep, but I'm happy as only an indirect cause of shark murder.

The USB drive with the fishing-trip pix are elsewhere tonight, but I'll try to post bloody bisected shark-bits tomorrow!
posted by nicebookrack at 9:15 PM on July 11, 2012


The ocean just keeps giving me reasons to stay the fuck out of it.


Which is sad, because I live on the coast. But honestly, swimming has been our for two years because of the massive jellyfish blooms. :(
posted by Malice at 5:43 AM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


You have heard of 'carpet sharks', right?

When the carpet ripples ever so slightly, and you look down through the pattern to see a dark shape moving beneath...
Where do you run to?!
posted by BadMiker at 5:46 AM on July 12, 2012


Yeah sharks are pretty common around the coast of SC. The very few times I've been fishing in the intracoastals and adjoining branches we caught several smaller ones. My friend always insisted on trying to get the hook out, which is tricky with all. those. teeth. Also made me a little more nervous when I was out behind the boat with my wakeboard on, waiting for a pull.
posted by This Guy at 7:16 AM on July 12, 2012


The part that disturbs me is that when the shark grabs the fish, the fish looks just like and arm in the water. Or rather, when somebody has their arm in the water while surfing for example, it looks just like the fish that attracted the shark.
posted by BurnChao at 6:09 PM on July 12, 2012


Their reaction is entirely how I would have reacted. I may have even acquired the southern accent as well, to amplify my shock.

Having said that - I went snorkeling around Koh Phi Phi Don when I went to Thailand, and came across a school of reef sharks. It was SO awesome following them around, until the crazy Thai fishermen in their little boats with the giant ass engines came roaring up and scared them away. Damn you, crazy Thai fishermen!
posted by antifuse at 5:53 PM on July 26, 2012


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