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September 30, 2008 7:38 PM   Subscribe

Time for some good news, for a change: Man saves dog from shark attack. Really.
posted by pxe2000 (33 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's nothing. This dog can use a phone to save humans!
posted by Drainage! at 7:53 PM on September 30, 2008


Well, that certainly made this sonofabitch smile.
posted by Saddo at 7:53 PM on September 30, 2008


The Sydney Morning Herald has run two horrible cruelty-to-dog stories over the last two days. It's nice to see a positive story like this to balance it out.
posted by kisch mokusch at 7:56 PM on September 30, 2008


I don't know if it's good. Now there's a shark out there that's still hungry AND it's pissed off.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 8:03 PM on September 30, 2008


I watched the TV mini-series on this, the first couple minutes were great, but then it really jumped the shark.
posted by BrotherCaine at 8:07 PM on September 30, 2008


I would like to see a man saved from a dog attack by a shark. Now that would be something newsworthy.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:29 PM on September 30, 2008 [11 favorites]


Goddamnit! That shark was hungry and all he wanted was a little rat dog to eat. What do you expect sharks to eat now that we've overfished their natural food sources?

-Mary Sunshine
posted by Pollomacho at 8:35 PM on September 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh please. This dog attacks sharks!
posted by cior at 8:40 PM on September 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


''Noooooo,'' LeNoir shrieked, fearing the worst.
posted by voltairemodern at 8:49 PM on September 30, 2008


I'd have been impressed if he punched that shark in the dick.
posted by NemesisVex at 9:06 PM on September 30, 2008 [4 favorites]


When I read this, I was all, HOLY SHIT, THAT GUY PUNCHED A SHARK! And then I saw cior's link, and I was like, OH MY FUCKS! THAT DOG JUST DRAGGED A FUCKING SHARK ONTO SHORE!!!

And now I don't know what to think anymore.
posted by dirigibleman at 9:38 PM on September 30, 2008


I saw a dog on Oprah that can count.
posted by camcgee at 9:40 PM on September 30, 2008


This is why I own cats. "Attacked by water creature" never really comes into my worry orbit.
posted by Cyrano at 9:51 PM on September 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


Previously.
posted by LarryC at 11:03 PM on September 30, 2008


Jake is a fast and fearless swimmer, often retrieving jellyfish...

Please let Jake know that no one gets to participate halfway in the foodchain.
posted by grounded at 11:05 PM on September 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


''Noooooo,'' LeNoir shrieked, fearing the worst.

Awesome :)
posted by grippycat at 12:36 AM on October 1, 2008


Dolphin Rescue Attempt
posted by homunculus at 12:58 AM on October 1, 2008


Islamorada© - Muslim theme park opens to compete with traditional Florida theme parks.

If we would stop robbing the oceans of all the fish then sharks wouldn't have to come inshore to snack on annoying yappy type dogs. Out of the mouths of babes and Little Mary Sunshine comes the truth.
posted by asok at 3:15 AM on October 1, 2008


"DO NOT WANT," LeNoir shrieked, fearing the worst.
posted by Cantdosleepy at 3:32 AM on October 1, 2008 [3 favorites]


rock on, Greg LeNoir! rock on!

thanks for this, pxe2000... this guy gets the Adam Warwick award!
posted by jammy at 4:48 AM on October 1, 2008


This generated the best headline I've ever seen on CNN.com (or anywhere):

MAN PUNCHES SHARK AFTER 'DEATH SCREAM'
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 5:15 AM on October 1, 2008


Oh, man. I love a good shark-punching story in the morning.

Seriously. This guy won't have to buy his own drinks for months.
posted by Spatch at 5:49 AM on October 1, 2008


First cry of the day. I knew better. Thanks, pxe2000.
posted by fiercecupcake at 6:26 AM on October 1, 2008


The shark's teeth punctured Jake's skin and some muscle on the dog's abdomen, chest and back in a pattern that looked like ''an upside-down smile,'' Sigel said.

A frown?
posted by robtf3 at 7:04 AM on October 1, 2008


'LeNoir said Jake is a fast and fearless swimmer, often retrieving jellyfish and soaked coconuts."

Good skills to have in today's America.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 11:36 AM on October 1, 2008


Now suppose another guy was taking his pet rat for an airing down by the water and this "rat terrier" attacked and seized the poor thing in its jaws. Then the rat owner punched the dog and saved his small rodent companion's life. Where would your sympathies be then, huh? HUH? Look in the mirror, people, and say you're not prejudiced against sharks and rats. (Sponsored by the rat-and-shark-lovers Association)
posted by binturong at 11:39 AM on October 1, 2008


Saw this the other day and clearly I am not yet up to gauging what is appropriate for MeFi.
That being said, I bookmarked it, because it made me smile.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 12:08 PM on October 1, 2008


My sweetie mailed me this story and then I saw it on our local news as well. What got to me was the guy's description of his dog's death yelp and how that tore at him and made him need to punch the shark. That was so brave, and I would like to buy him ten thousand beers.
posted by onlyconnect at 12:22 PM on October 1, 2008


I've been to that area & when I was there they regularly fed sharks off the pier. D'oh!
Lucky dog, though. Knowing the terrier types, this is unlikely to result in a fear of the water.
posted by hazel at 12:34 PM on October 1, 2008


Heh.

"Worry orbit".
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:27 PM on October 1, 2008


Terrier? Fear? If this dog is like any of the Rat Terriers I've had, it will not rest until he figures out how to kill sharks and equally distribute their bloody part under the furniture.
posted by dirty lies at 3:33 PM on October 1, 2008


Durn (may I call you Durn?): It's a story about a MAN who saves a DOG from a SHARK. By PUNCHING IT IN THE NOSE. How would this not make a good FPP? :)
posted by pxe2000 at 3:57 PM on October 1, 2008


I saw it as mixed news/fark-filter, to be honest, pxe2000.

But then I'm surprised to discover recently that nature is best met with a punch in the nose. Co-worker waking to a black bear standing on him?! Punched it in the nose. Co-worker of previous job attacked by dog. Punched it in the nose.

So I suppose this was a useful data point. And entertaining. And endearing. I guess I'm just wary of anything I know I'd have seen on Fark, the way some people are about Boing Boing, etc.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:26 AM on October 2, 2008


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