After a tasteless kayak, it seems that a shark finally found something more attractive:
The 24-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was surfing with a half dozen other people at Marina State Beach when the shark attacked him from behind around 11 a.m., according to Loren Rex, a California State Parks spokesman.
The victim screamed and started punching the shark while trying to flee, Rex said.
“Then the shark took him down under the water,” he said. “Witnesses saw a lot of thrashing and some blood coming up. Other witnesses saw the shark let him up before biting him one more time.”
Ouch! Definitely an awful experience. Luckily, the guy survived. However, you don’t need to worry about my safety, dear reader. I have more chances to die in my bathtub (about 20 times more) and infinitely more chances to be ran over by a careless driver talking on his cellular.
Humans are far more dangerous than sharks. Every year, 26 to 73 million (median value is at 38 million) sharks are killed by people in commercial and recreational fishing (wikipedia). And most shark species are really endangered with about 100 species vulnerable to extinction. Who cares? I do, I rather surf with an almost inexistent chance of being attacked on a healthy ocean than being safe on dead water.And there are many other reasons.
Picture from scotts101.