Sunday, December 19, 2010
Serbian man kills shark...but what kind of shark?
Dragan Stevic of Serbia killed a large shark that had been 'terrorizing' people at the famous Egyptian resort Sarm El Sheikh, injuring 4 and killing 1 person. The image above is the shark he killed.
He was apparently drunk and decided to go jump into the ocean, but when he came down he landed on the sharks head and killed it instantly. You can read the report in full here: http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/17081/48/
Now, there is a HUGE problem here...the shark they photographed is not a known man killer, it's a BASKING SHARK, one of the darlings of Cryptozoology. It eats plankton and is harmless...yet the Egyptian locals are hailing this man with killing the beast that has been attacking them. The true culprit is still out there, the man killed a harmless shark and now everyone is relaxed. Why? Because it's huge and no one botherd to figure out what kind of shark it was before declaring everything safe again.
Classic case of mistaken identity and drunken stupidity.