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Australian Grandmother Beats Off Attacking Shark

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An Australian grandmother has survived a shark attack by repeatedly punching and kicking the animal after it "ripped off" part of her body

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Agnes H (144)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 4:35 pm
What a remarkebale woman at that age as well. She really must have had her wits about her to think like that. I would never have been able to do that, if they ever get me in the water that is? The only water I get in or under is the bath or the shower. That's the only time I feel safe believe me.

This is the worst time for Shark attacks I believe as the water is very warm now with all the Hot Weather we've had. Luckily it's a loy cooler now and although it might go up with a few degrees it'll still be nice and not too hot. It's the first time I've got the window closed. That says something. But in no way will I ever go in the Bays or seas or Oceans. I'm too scared and as for the Sharks, I'm staying where I'm safest on dry land!

Bill K (3)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 4:40 pm
The media likes to sensationalize shark attacks yet more people are killed by falling vending machines each year than by sharks. More people are also killed by faulty toasters than by sharks. Vending machine and toaster attacks never seem to make the news.

Yulan Lawson (156)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 4:48 pm
I live in Australia and understand the dangers in the ocean. Her education saved her life, plus the resort manager who got her out. Here in Oz we respect their environment, as well as stingrays and jelly fish etc. It's our risk, we're fully aware and we've been educated as to what to do in case of an emergency. At all times it's always been taught to us. You're in their habitat. So respect and protection has also been a result of our dangerous waters.

T Zabel (74)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 4:56 pm

Lynn M (192)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 4:58 pm
I only swim in pools any more. I have the utmost respect for all water creatures and stay out of their habitat!

Johanna B. (0)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 5:50 pm
thats amazing! what an incredible woman!

AA S (136)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 7:05 pm
Amazing, thanks!

Shirley S (187)
Sunday February 14, 2010, 8:45 pm
She is lucky & PLUCKY. There have been an unprecedented amount of shark attacks within the last couple of years. A few have been attributed to attacks from GREAT WHITE sharks. They say that sharks have poor eyesight.

Christina H (10)
Monday February 15, 2010, 7:17 am
what a survivor! i wish they would have mentioned what kind of shark it was

N. D (15)
Monday February 15, 2010, 7:25 am
noted, thanx for posting

Karen Marion (30)
Monday February 15, 2010, 7:25 am
"GOD IS STILL...IN THE BLESSING BUSINESS.....".so good to know....Thanks Lone...

Pat B (356)
Monday February 15, 2010, 7:32 am
What a spunky lady!!! Very positive and upbeat, and she survived the attack. Hats off to her. I have done my fair share of snorkeling, years ago, and I have the utmost respect of their environment. Scary story, with a great ending. TY, Lone for this one.

Marian B (11)
Monday February 15, 2010, 8:14 am
Wow I cant believe it.

Marian B (11)
Monday February 15, 2010, 8:28 am
She really must be an amazing women.

Tim Redfern (581)
Wednesday February 17, 2010, 2:42 pm
In the words of the Beach Boys,
"Go granny, go granny, go granny go!""

I know for a fact I couldn't have done what she
managed to do. Kudos to this amazing woman, and prayers
for a speedy recovery!
Thanks, Terry.
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