Thursday, August 4, 2011
Say hello to my lil surfing friend. aprox 200lb 8' thresher shark..with probably a 6' tail.
OK so my friend took this picture while surf fishing..just on the other side of Newport Pier. hmmm I surf there from time to time.
Now Threshers are not "harmful" to humans and have a small mouth. But a few things here. 1) it is a wild animal and has teeth, 2)if that popped up next to me while surfing I would definitely need to change my wetsuit, 3) their tail is more dangerous than their teeth,,there is a folklore or old wives tale about a thresher sharks tail decapitating a fisherman..
..and yes I am still gonna surf there!