Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Ultimate Prey: Man

Like a rock of calm in an ocean of hysteria, that bastion of fine British journalism, The Sun, brings some much-needed perspective to the whole "Man-eating Mexican Sharks!" story:

Sharks ‘seeking human targets’

SCIENTISTS fear sharks are now HUNTING people for the first time after Jaws-style attacks on a resort.

The horrifying theory emerged after two surfers were killed and one badly injured in a month.

A fourth swimmer is missing at the Mexican seaside town.

Locals fear ONE rogue shark is responsible but experts believe a pack of deadly bull sharks are actively targeting humans for the first time.

They think the 10ft-long fish could have developed a taste for human flesh after devouring hundreds of corpses dumped into the sea by mobsters.


That should help the local economy. It's hard to know what "mobsters" means in this context, but presumably she means drug cartels. Anyone who follows this stuff knows that "dumping corpses into the sea" is not how they roll down here, lacking, as it does, that theatrical touch.

7 comments:

Krellinator said...

Let the record show that a couple of homicidal Mexican sharks weren't enough to keep me and Mrs. K away from our snorkel equipment and that lovely reef off the Yucatan. Was I secretly scared shitless and constantly looking over my shoulder? But of course. Thankfully, it was outweighed by my need to be able to write a comment just like this one, when the time came.

Burro Hall said...

Absolutely, dude. A lot of people would be afraid to swim in the next ocean over from the one where a shark attack has occurred, but then a lot of people don't have balls as big as yours. We salute you.

Krellinator said...

Thanks, man. Hey, any one of those sharks could have easily navigated the complex series of locks that comprise the Panama Canal and come right over. Phew!

Anonymous said...

I think Peter Benchley may have a different opinion on the matter... or would have before February of last year.

Mex Files said...

The British are coming, the British are coming:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6295138.stm

Burro Hall said...

Yeah, like the badgers are the worst part of them...

Los tiburones said...

BADGERS? We don't need no stinkin' badgers.