View Full Version : ShArK AtTaCk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BY A WOBBEGONG???

17-02-2004, 07:31 PM
A wobbegong shark remains attached to the leg of Australian snorkeler Luke Treslogavic after it attacked him off Caves Beach north of Sydney, February 11, 2004. Treslogavic, 22, could not remove the 60 centimeter (two foot) long shark, which had clamped its jaw around his leg, and was forced to swim to shore and then drive to a nearby surf lifesaving club to have the creature removed. Wobbegong sharks can grow up to three meters (10 feet) long and have minute razor-like teeth. The shark, unique to Australian waters, is also known as the carpet shark due to its color.

17-02-2004, 07:34 PM
I heard about this, very funny. They had to wash it off by hosing fresh water in it's mouth. It died. Poor bloke ;D

17-02-2004, 07:36 PM
you replied pretty quick considering it's 11.30!!!!

18-02-2004, 08:29 AM
They even tried to lever its mouth open with his spear.....funny stuff!!
He swam to shore, jumped in his car and drove to the surf club :o

18-02-2004, 08:34 AM
saw this brefliy on the news!
never known anything like this before. it just wouldn't let go. the bloke must of sure been tastie to the shark for it to just keep on holding even out of the water and after a little car ride!
hell i wish some of the bass i'v caught would of held on like that!

18-02-2004, 08:55 AM
Don't think it's a Wobbygong.

It was a some other sort of shark thingy.

Ugly what ever it is.

18-02-2004, 10:40 AM
Yeah probably not a wobby, I watched one with a head the size of a pizza attack my brothers flipper once it stayed attatched for about 10 seconds and left the flipper littered with many small holes, their teeth are like extra slender fangs all facing backwards many many of them. scary. nq

18-02-2004, 10:43 AM
what a champion! steve irwin eat your heart out!!

18-02-2004, 03:20 PM
4 sure he will be talking this up to the Grandkids down the track :D

Survivor !

18-02-2004, 06:06 PM
Now if shark patrol was doin there job....... :-X
That does look like a juvinile wobby though, i caught one once and it was 80kg so they get pretty big too.At that size there teeth are pretty scary.

18-02-2004, 06:35 PM
yeah. i saw this in the paper bout a week ago. i just cracked up laffing. at first i thought it was serious. then i read it was a wobbygong.

good stuff.

19-02-2004, 02:19 AM
The story gets even funnier.

"The shark was actually stuck on the victim's leg with suction, which is possibly the method that males use for attaching to females during mating"

The shark wasn't a wobbegong and has been properly identified by WA fisheries shark researcher Rory McAuley as , and get this, ....................... a blind shark http://www.weatherzone.com.au/ubb/graemlins/laugh.gif

19-02-2004, 03:51 AM
Shame it missed the middle leg. :-X

Tony ;D ;D

19-02-2004, 08:36 AM
the method that males use for attaching to females during mating"

So it was humping his leg .... sure it wasn't a dog shark? ;)

20-02-2004, 07:05 AM
blind shark alright couldn't even get the sex right let along species

21-02-2004, 11:35 AM
I heard about it on the radio here in Florida a few days ago. They didn't say the name of the shark though, they just said it was a shark. :P