Man attacks sharkOnly in Australia.
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.
Friday, 16 February 2007
A dangerous combination. Rather than "Man bites Dog", here's a story from the ABC :