Unlucky bloke really, inn’e?October 24, 2016 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch10 CommentsShark attacks Australian surfer in third such incident in a month previousIt was only a very little bribe…..nextAnd we didn’t know this before? 10 thoughts on “Unlucky bloke really, inn’e?” Agammamon October 24, 2016 at 4:58 am I don’t know – its Australia. Maybe the real news is that he was *only attacked 3 times by a shark*. While in the shower. john malpas October 24, 2016 at 5:08 am The odd thing is that there are a lot of protesters who want to protect sharks – to forbid anti shark nets and other such safety devices. Thomas Fuller October 24, 2016 at 7:23 am From Wikipedia: Roy Cleveland Sullivan (February 7, 1912 – September 28, 1983) was a United States park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Between 1942 and 1977, Sullivan was hit by lightning on seven different occasions and survived all of them. JuliaM October 24, 2016 at 7:59 am john malpas, that’s because sharks are endangered. Australians, to the best of my knowledge, aren’t. JuliaM October 24, 2016 at 8:47 am On second thoughts, I think I’d rather be in the sea: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/oct/24/australia-giant-spider-mouse-carry-horrifying-impressive H/T: AngryExile on Twitter Bloke in Japan October 24, 2016 at 8:54 am They were probably dropping in. Sharks (and other surfers) don’t like that. Rob October 24, 2016 at 9:53 am The odd thing is that there are a lot of protesters who want to protect sharks – to forbid anti shark nets and other such safety devices. Not odd. Activists who probably hate humans in general, let alone surfers, agitating for action which puts themselves at no additional risk whatsoever. Grikath October 24, 2016 at 10:44 am And of course the sharks are the Evil Ones.. The fact that it’s pretty stupid to go and splash around in a patch of sea that’s *known* to be a hunting ground for large, effective sea predators ( tiger and nurse sharks there mostly) never seems to connect with the Surfer Dudes. It’s always “Poor bloke got Bit, Bad Shark!! Panic!!” , never “Stupid mcStupidface does Stupid². “ John Square October 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm I’m with Grikath on this one- sharks roam this area of the sea, hunting for torpedo shaped prey. Bloke goes out for a paddle, looking torpedo shaped, complains when bitten. It isn’t the sharks who are being dumb here BniC October 24, 2016 at 3:26 pm I live near an area of trails where there’s usually a death every years on average and mountain rescue are called out repeateadly each week in the summer as people get lost or hurt on trails. Phone coverage goes even before you reach the car park for the trailhead and you think people would learn, but they don’t ever think it will happen to them. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.