Man pictured sitting on a dead whale in the middle of shark feeding frenzy-Dec. 2009

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    An Australian man has been photographed sitting on a dead whale while it was being eaten by tiger sharks in an attempt to dispel myths about the predators.

    Leon Deschamps, 32, said he wants to show that the sharks are not merely blood thirsty killing machines and was prepared to put his own life at risk to prove it.

    The conservationist from Shark Bay in Western Australia - said people perceive all sharks to be the same and that tiger sharks are victims as a result.

    Pictures of the insane stunt at link:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wi...le-in-the-middle-of-shark-feeding-frenzy.html
     
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  3. kbl8201

    kbl8201 Former Member

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    if he's sitting on a dead whale and there's tiger sharks around, he's lucky he isnt shark food. i dont care what 'misconceptions' he thinks we have. yes, sharks dont go out of they're way normally to attack people, but this is like putting yourself in the middle of a bluefish feeding frenzy.
    idiot
     
  4. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    And statistically it's a fact that Tiger sharks are the 2nd leading "man-killer," second only to Great Whites. Tigers will eat ANYTHING, even garbage floating by. This stunt doesn't change that.

    You know what who this reminds me of? That Treadway guy, "Grizzly Man," who lived with grizzlies to prove they were safe and misunderstood, then got killed and eaten by them.
     
  5. lizzybeth

    lizzybeth Active Member

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    There was probably enough food there that the sharks didn't feel they had to attack the man. Maybe he should have held a dead tuna in his hand and waited to see if the sharks would attack. I agree that it reminds me of the Grizzly man.

    BTW, I didn't look at the picture. I've had my fill of stupid today.
     
  6. LaLaw2000

    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    I agree with you, lizzybeth. I have also had my fill of stupid today, and this was a stupid stunt.
     
  7. Jenni979

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    Cheers to the next idiot who sees this photo and thinks it's a great idea... When the next guy/gal to try this gets mauled or eaten, how much will that do to change the world's view of sharks?
     
  8. Gypsy Road

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    Good Grief!!! That guy is plain stupid and really did risk his life! Experts say that most shark "attacks" are accidents. Well...an "accident" could have happened here! A shark could have easily taken a bite out of him during an feeding frenzy. What an IDIOT!

    I'm glad you posted this. For some reason last night while I was bored and on the computer I started reading about sharks and shark attacks for some reason - something I never look up! I became obsessed and starting reading personal accounts by shark attack victims over on a shark attack survivor site. I was on the site for hours! It was facinating to read personal accounts of attacks, but it was freaky!
     
  9. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    Do a search for 10 worst shark attacks and you will read some absolute horror stories. Real nightmare scenarios.
     

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