Swim At Your Own Risk: Shark Takes Bite Out Of Boat!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Shark Takes Bite Out Of Boat!

A massive, hooked and tied female tiger shark attacked an inflatable boat Saturday during shark-tagging operations off this remote reef. The 15 foot shark had been hooked and tied alongside the 25-foot boat. But with a 3 1/2-inch hook still in its mouth, the shark twisted its body 90 degrees, opened its jaws and bit down repeatedly on the boat, ripping a dinner-plate-sized chunk out of it. And by the time the shark was released, it had bent the fish hook almost completely straight!

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