Man catches shark bare handed

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See now it'd take a lot of vodka for me to even think of getting in the water with a shark, but this guy takes the cake :smile:

All I can say is that drunkards have there own guardian angels I think?

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/australasia/article2275397.ece [Broken]

Drunken Australian catches shark with his bare hands
AP
Published: 16 February 2007

A man who caught a four-foot shark with his bare hands off an Australian beach today said he only did it because he was drunk on vodka.

Bricklayer Phillip Kerkhof was fishing for squid with friends off a jetty at Louth Bay, a town on South Australia state's Eyre Peninsula, on Monday night when he spotted the bronze whaler shark swimming in the shallows, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

"I just snuck up behind him, and eventually I went for the big grab and I fluked it and got him," Mr Kerkhof said. "He was just thrashing around in the water ... starting to turn around and try to bite me and I thought 'well, it's amazing what vodka does'," Mr Kerkhof said.

As he wrestled the shark onto the jetty, the shark bit a hole in Kerkhof's jeans but all he suffered was a slight scratch.

Mr Kerkhof said he'd had two meals already from the shark and planned to use the rest in a weekend cookout for friends in the town, which lies about 870 miles west of Sydney.

"It's beautiful mate - restaurant quality," he said.
Me I think I'll stick with the restaurant version :eek::smile:
 
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Chi Meson
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Oh, I've done that loads of times.


The vodka part, I mean.
 
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you should try doing that to a 15ft great white, took a whole bottle of sambuca to do pick that one out.
 
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you should try doing that to a 15ft great white, took a whole bottle of sambuca to do pick that one out.
To be honest with a great white I think you're talking about more than alcohol, perhaps some major insanity or something illegal :smile:
 
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Ivan Seeking
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Oh, given that this was down under, the shark had probably been drinking as well.
 
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Oh, given that this was down under, the shark had probably been drinking as well.
rofl




^^
 

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