Friday, 16 February 2007

Testosterone and Ethanol

A dangerous combination. Rather than "Man bites Dog", here's a story from the ABC :
Man attacks shark

An Eyre Peninsula man is the talk of the town after catching a bronze whaler shark in his hands and wrestling it up onto a jetty.

Phillip Kerkhof from Louth Bay was at the local jetty when the 1.3-metre shark began chasing squid lures.

He says he climbed down a ladder and began to follow the shark in shallow water.

"I just snuck up behind him and eventually I went for the big grab and I fluked it and got him," he said.

"He's just thrashing around in the water but then he was starting to turn around and try to bite me and I thought 'well, it's amazing what vodka does'."

The only damage from the dangerous species was a bite mark to his jeans.

"It's not something I'd recommend to do. When I sobered up I thought about it and I said, 'I'm a bit of an idiot doing it'," Mr Kerkhof said.
Only in Australia.

1 comment:

ralph buttigieg said...


Stories like that make me proud to be an Australian. Imagine, we have people here who know how to wrestle sharks and crocodiles. And the Islamist think they are going tom scare us?