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Shark attack at Ft. Macon today

Old 06-02-2019, 02:07 PM
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17 yr old girl, bitten pretty badly, and airlifted to Vidant.

I told my wife just yesterday that the water was getting really warm and with the upper-90's heat we've been having that it was about time for the shark attacks to start.
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:59 PM
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Terrible and now gators (plural) on the beach at North Topsail
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:23 AM
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Wonder how many dangerous critters do we really need around to make the animal huggers content? I realize that these critters are only doing what is natural but do we need so many knowing darn well that these critters will eat humans and our pets if given the chance. Sometimes you really have to wonder if their real intent is to reduce the earth's population of humans since many of them believe that our planet has way more humans than it can support. I know that we made a hero out of Rachael Carson due to her reports on the evil of DDT but not told so much about the millions that have died from malaria due to her hype.
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I don’t get in the ocean anymore rip currents, sharks and rays are enough for me. Caught over a 100lb shark fishing for puppy drum about 3 years ago not 30 yards from the beach.
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Wonder how many dangerous critters do we really need around to make the animal huggers content? I realize that these critters are only doing what is natural but do we need so many knowing darn well that these critters will eat humans and our pets if given the chance. Sometimes you really have to wonder if their real intent is to reduce the earth's population of humans since many of them believe that our planet has way more humans than it can support. I know that we made a hero out of Rachael Carson due to her reports on the evil of DDT but not told so much about the millions that have died from malaria due to her hype.
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Lets us all take the kids to Shack
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:16 AM
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Unlimited Shad, reduced commercial shark limits= more bites. They are not preying on humans,lol, just tons of bait around.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:17 AM
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It does seem to be a bit more risky to get in the water than it once was....that being said, I do rememebr the beaches on Emerald Isle being closed a few times back in the 80s in the peak season due to sharks.
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Originally Posted by gillnetflounderman View Post
Wonder how many dangerous critters do we really need around to make the animal huggers content? I realize that these critters are only doing what is natural but do we need so many knowing darn well that these critters will eat humans and our pets if given the chance. Sometimes you really have to wonder if their real intent is to reduce the earth's population of humans since many of them believe that our planet has way more humans than it can support. I know that we made a hero out of Rachael Carson due to her reports on the evil of DDT but not told so much about the millions that have died from malaria due to her hype.
I am sorry, but that that probably the dumbest thing I have seen you post, and there have been a lot to choose from.
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And are they really shark attacks? Or just sharks doing what sharks do? I mean, if a prime piece of ribeye shows up in my kitchen, I'm probably gonna cook it and eat it.

Really feel bad for the victim and the family but it's just one of those things that happens. I stay out of the ocean now myself for the most part. When I was young I was in there all the time.

100% of all shark bites have one thing in common.....
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I'm an old guy I can remember back int he 50's and 60's they use to launch boats from the beach and encircle large schools of mullet and pogies ... there we sharks and big blues everywhere.


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Originally Posted by Ken T View Post
Lets us all take the kids to Shack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liijgHmbBzg
Ive seen 18-20lb blues do that....school was probably 75 yards long and 50' wide. You could've took a pitchfork and threw them up on the beach, they were so thick they were rolling on top of each other.
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Originally Posted by Ken T View Post
Lets us all take the kids to Shack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liijgHmbBzg

I was there when that video was taken, we talked with those guys and it was kinda wild to see the video go viral. You can see what might have been our white truck up on the beach when they pan down. The only reason I don't have my own video is because I was busy wearing my arms out catching bluefish!

A school of big blues was really hammering pogies and pushed them onto the beach. Everywhere you looked, hundreds of beached pogies.
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Every time a person is bitten by a shark folks claim it was "mistaken identity". Well, this attack was at high noon in clear water, so there shouldn't have been any mistaken identity. Yep, sharks just doing what sharks do - eating anything they can, which includes us as part of their food chain.
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I am sorry, but that that probably the dumbest thing I have seen you post, and there have been a lot to choose from.
many but that one goes right to the top
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Originally Posted by NC_Native View Post
Every time a person is bitten by a shark folks claim it was "mistaken identity". Well, this attack was at high noon in clear water, so there shouldn't have been any mistaken identity. Yep, sharks just doing what sharks do - eating anything they can, which includes us as part of their food chain.
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Originally Posted by ylyl1943 View Post
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maybe a dumb statement for some but accurate since most huggers are convinced the earth is over populated by us humans and stood by and watched the DDT ban worldwide kill millions due to malaria. Look it up.
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Life is boring, we need more large predictors to live things up. Let's bring back some big dinosours!
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Sharks are one thing, but the alligators are getting out of hand. I hope we get double tags again. We really need open season here in Fl for a while. The gator population is insane around here!
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