A Texas shark attack video was lost amongst all the hype over that recent Florida shark attack, where a woman had a tiny shark latch onto her arm and refuse to let go. Plano, Texas, resident George Saber headed down off the coast of Corpus Christi for some kayak fishing when Saber hooked an Atlantic sharpnose shark.
According to a post on Saber’s Facebook, the fisherman was surprised to find the shark on the end of his line and brought it into the kayak to try and unhook it, but George wasn’t prepared for the Atlantic sharpnose predator to go on the attack.
“I made a daring and ambitious move, I boated a shark so I can unhook it out of its element and in mine.”
Saber created a video of the event, which captured the shark leaping about the kayak as the fisherman contemplated his next move. At one point, the shark’s attack for survival almost came at the expense of the man’s penis. Saber, of course, isn’t thrilled that it was the video attack of the shark that became the highlight rather than George’s love of fishing and conservation in attempting to release the shark.
“I never said I knew everything, or claimed to be a guru, nor did I claim the video was instructional. I got stickup, a lot of it, but the dance off wasn’t intentional nor staged,” Saber’s Facebook post continued.
According to Fox News, Saber apparently didn’t even set out for shark fishing but was instead trying to reel in some king fish.
While the attacking shark is a mere three feet long, it’s sharp teeth were enough to send Saber jumping around his kayak as he avoided multiple bites at his feet, legs, hands, and family jewels.
Check out the video below for the Saber’s complete shark fishing encounter.
The video of the Texas man’s near shark attack experience is a tale in what could’ve been as just last week, a woman in Florida went to the hospital in a bizarre shark attack in which the nurse shark attached itself to her arm and wouldn’t let go.
According to the Washington Post, the woman emerged from the water with the shark hanging from her arm. Even as the animal began to die from being out of the water, the attacking shark refused to give up its bite. The Florida woman was transported to the hospital with the shark still attached.
Witnesses contend the Florida woman had been antagonizing the shark by pulling its tail, causing it to attack in response. While the Texas fisherman was attempting to help the Atlantic sharpnosed shark, the wild animal obviously thought its own survival was in jeopardy, which sent it into full-fledged attack mode on the deck of the kayak.
According to the Florida Museum of Natural History, Atlantic sharpnose sharks and nurse sharks aren’t particularly well known for being dangerous in regard to shark attacks. The Atlantic sharpnose shark tends to run small, topping out at about three and a half feet in length, and therefore less likely to cause much damage in an attack. Nurse sharks tend to be more docile and sluggish.
Recent drone footage of a tiger shark attack on a dead whale in Australia, however, shows the carnage these sea creatures are capable of. Tiger sharks and great whites account for the deadliest attacks on humans. Some fear with the increase in global population and human interaction, shark attacks may be on the rise. Recent numbers released by The Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack File indicates that warmer temperatures may lead to a change in shark migration patterns as well as human water activities in what could result in a higher number of shark attacks on humans not only in coastal regions of America such as Texas, Florida, California, and Hawaii, but in global locations, such as Australia.
But not all interactions with sharks end up with a human being attacked. Just a few days a go, in California, a man in a kayak experienced a close encounter with a juvenile great white shark while paddling out. While the kayaker was fortunate not to suffer an attack, getting up close and personal with the shark was definitely unnerving for the kayak enthusiast, Giancarlo Thomae. According to UPI, you can hear the inflection of Thomae’s voice rise as he identifies the type of shark brushing up against his kayak.
[Image via George Saber/Facebook]