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    Don't Get Holes In Your New Jersey

    GREAT WHITE SHARK BITES SURFER IN NEW JERSEY


    PHILADELPHIA (June 8) - A 17-year-old surfer in New Jersey lost a chunk of leg flesh in what is likely the state's first attack by a Great White shark in 30 years, officials said Wednesday.

    New Jersey resident Ryan Horton was about 25 feet off the beach at Surf City, Long Beach Island early Sunday afternoon when he felt a sharp pain in his ankle but didn't see what caused it. After paddling back to shore, he was taken to a hospital, Surf City Police said in a statement.


    Bob Schoelkopf, director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, New Jersey said photos of the wound confirmed it could only have been made by a Great White.

    The last recorded shark attack in New Jersey was at Sandy Hook in 1975, the year of the movie "Jaws," which terrified audiences with tales of Great White attacks.

    Although such attacks are very rare, there is evidence that Great Whites live in the waters off New Jersey. In recent summers, naturalists have found signs of the sharks, including two dead sea turtles with 27-inch gashes that could only have been caused by a Great White.

    Other sharks that share New Jersey waters with swimmers include the "very aggressive" Bull shark; the Mako shark, and the Sand Tiger, none of which could have inflicted the kind of wound Horton suffered, Schoelkopf said.

    Schoelkopf said there was no reason for people to change their swimming habits because of the latest incident, noting "there's a greater chance of getting hit by lightning" than of being bitten by a shark.

    Worldwide, there were 61 unprovoked shark attacks on humans in 2004, similar to the number in the previous four years, according to the International Shark Attack File, a service run by the Florida Museum of Natural History.



    06/08/05 14:55 ET

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    Schoelkopf said there was no reason for people to change their swimming habits because of the latest incident, noting "there's a greater chance of getting hit by lightning" than of being bitten by a shark.


    this after the guy got ate almost whole by a greqat white in south africa...

    So what caliber for Great White Shark ..

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    So what caliber for Great White Shark ..
    Choice eh Bud? OK - I'll take my top load 45-70 outa the Ruger #1 - that'd give the bugger a headache LOL!
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    Meanwhile

    FUNNY that they are having a movie Jaws reunion there right now.

    Yep, the trusty Big Booming Ruger should knock a few teeth outta that great white head.
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