Skip to comments.WA's fifth fatal shark attack in a year claims 24-year-old surfer ( Australia )
Posted on 07/14/2012 9:40:29 PM PDT by george76
A MONSTER white pointer snatched a young surfer before trying to knock a jet-ski rider into the water in the fifth fatal shark attack in 10 months along a 380km stretch of the WA coast.
The 4m killer dubbed Brutus by surfers near Wedge Island, 180km north of Perth mauled a 24-year-old man as he surfed with a mate at 9am yesterday.
Fisheries Minister Norman Moore ordered a shark hunt to capture and kill the beast, saying of the unprecedented spate of attacks: "We seriously have got a problem."
The jet-ski rider who tried to retrieve the man said it was a "massive, massive white shark" and "there was blood everywhere".
The shark tried to knock Matt Holmes, 22, off his jet ski as he attempted to pull the surfer on to the back of the craft. Then the beast returned to take the lifeless body for a second time.
the Government was re-assessing whether great white sharks should remain protected species.
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With 350-400 species of shark...do we really need to spend tax money protecting the 4 that are most responsible for attacks on humans?
They can fillet em all for all I care. Miserable beasts.
Where are you from? And is the one kayaker that was in the news?
The fact that after eating half of the man, the shark returned to eat the rest kind of disputes the “humans are yucky to sharks and they only take a taste.”
Honestly, I don’t think it’s that they don’t like the taste (do sharks have taste buds?) it’s that they are not used to attacking things that fight back. A shark takes a bite out of your leg, you start punching, kicking and fighting, it takes it by surprise and leaves the person alone. Unless you are a great white named Brutus, I guess.