If you have been looking for a good reason to be more afraid of the water then you currently are I think I finally found it: Monsters live below the water surface and they are getting ready to take us down.

Don’t believe me? Witnesses in Victoria, BC saw an almost one metre-long Great Pacific octopus attack and eat a sea gull. When I heard the news this is what I was picturing:

But of course it was more like this…today but what about tomorrow?

An octopus eating a sea gull.

I’m pretty sure that the sea gull didn’t even see it coming so keep that in mind next time you are out paddling and decide to practice your rescues as there is a very, very high chance that you will end up just like this guy.

Sub-Mariner comic book cover.

Also, if you don’t think that a bird eating octopus is bad enough, evil scientists (only an evil scientist could have come up with this) finally figured out a way to put lasers (yes, lasers) on sharks. Nature’s most efficient killing machine just got a whole lot scarier.

Sharks with a laser!

Is it time to re-enact that awesome Iron Maiden song and run to the hills? All signs point to yes.

Top photo credit: famousmonstersoffilmland.com
Middle photo credit: Ginger Morneau
Shark photo credit: wired.com
Comic photo credit:  wikipedia.org

 

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Taking on Water - Photo Credit: Duane Strosaker

Duane Strosaker from the website rollordrown.com is counting himself lucky after he survived an attack by a great white shark back on Monday (August 2). The excitement occurred during a 7 nautical mile crossing back to Gaviota State Beach, CA. Around 12:40 a shark swam up beside him and gently took a big bite.

Published in General News
Sam Hawthorne's dead shark

With all the shark attacks taking place around the globe, I recently decided that I was going to set up shop and live in my bedroom. My thought that it was much safer there.

This morning my dreams of safety were shattered when I read that a boy recently got attacked by a shark in his bed room. Sam Hawthorne was sleepwalking one night when we walked into a dead shark that was hanging from the wall of his bed room...
Published in Funny
Wednesday, 16 January 2008 11:37

Kayakers' terror as hungry sharks circle

Daniel Pennington paddles for his life off Great Barrier Island with a shark in pursuit.
Daniel Pennington paddles for his life off Great Barrier Island with a shark in pursuit.
Daniel Pennington and his 22-year-old friend Dean Woodgate got the scare of their life back about a month ago when they were out kayaking off Great Barrier Island in New Zealand.

Things were going well when about ½ way through their day paddle a 2m shark decided to chase a fishing lure that Daniel had been towing.

"It was dead calm and very glassy. It was a beautiful day ... then Dean saw this fin come up behind my rudder, just like you see in Jaws, like slowly just coming out of the water. He yelled out and I looked behind my kayak and could see this big fin. It was following me and I wanted to get rid of the lure [even though] it was too close to be going for my lure."

After paddling away, Mr Pennington slowly came to a halt and the shark, which was about 2m long, disappeared under the water.

"Meanwhile a bigger shark [around 4m] appeared so I paddled over to Dean to hold on to his kayak so that we looked like a bigger object."

"It was dead calm and very glassy. It was a beautiful day ... then Dean saw this fin come up behind my rudder, just like you see in Jaws, like slowly just coming out of the water. He yelled out and I looked behind my kayak and could see this big fin. It was following me and I wanted to get rid of the lure [even though] it was too close to be going for my lure."

After paddling away, Mr Pennington slowly came to a halt and the shark, which was about 2m long, disappeared under the water.

"Meanwhile a bigger shark [around 4m] appeared so I paddled over to Dean to hold on to his kayak so that we looked like a bigger object."

More info: The New Zealand Herald

Published in Events
kangaroo Swimming Just when you thought it was safe for kangaroo's to swim in the ocean, along came this story from the Herald Sun in Australia.

Daniel Hurst said he saw a two- or three-metre long shark leap out of the water and attack the unfortunate roo as it paddled out to sea.

Mr Hurst said he first spotted the roo when it hopped out of scrub and down to the beach where he was walking his dog at about 5pm on Saturday.

It was about 80 metre from shore, with only its head visible above the water, when the shark struck, he said.

More info: news.com.au
Kangaroo photo courtesy of coralbay.info
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