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AUSTRALIA. Great whites are developing taste for humans, Australian shark hunter, Vic Hislop claims.

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Cheryl B (60)
Monday January 19, 2009, 6:28 pm
Vic Hislop has a so called "Shark Show" about 5 minutes from me, I have never been in there and never will. For 40 years he has been hunting sharks, I had hoped he may have learnt something in all that time, but by his recent article it seems he is still the same "twit" he has always's obvious who the predator is, and it's not the sharks..!!

Past Member (0)
Monday January 19, 2009, 6:42 pm
sharks have a taste for humans???? what non-sense! What an idiot!

Mick Gill (119)
Monday January 19, 2009, 7:40 pm
To right Cheryl, this is what happen when people over fish, pollute the waters dump fertilizer in the south pacific what are these sharks going to eat the only thing left in the water. yep nice to meat you mate! chomp. If I could talk shark language like this idiot I bet they would rather seal and fish than some smelly Aussie in thongs. < thats footwear not the fork lifter type> anyway Vic Hislop is safe in the water cause he is that full of Sh*t no decent Shark wouldn't go in Coo of him.

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday January 19, 2009, 7:43 pm
Cruise ships dumping their waste at sea to avoid port charges ... doesn't help much either.

Bronwyn H (228)
Monday January 19, 2009, 9:31 pm
Noted and thanks Cheryl.
Shame on him for his comments! Only a SHARK HUNTER would say such a thing.

By September 2005, IN THE PAST 200 YEARS in Australian waters, according to the Australian Shark Attack File at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, there had been 652 shark attacks, 191 of them fatal.

In the past 50 years, 60 people have died after being attacked by a shark, 1.2 fatal attacks a year. This compares with two to three deaths each year from bee stings and hundreds of drownings by beach swimmers and fishermen.

Simone D (1462)
Monday January 19, 2009, 10:27 pm
You're right Cheryl, he is a bloody idiot still. Leave the sharks alone,it is their habitat, their homes.

Tuesday January 20, 2009, 1:20 am
Noted.He is just making sure he is safe, being the 'Big' hunter he is. Doesn't want to be out of business. Shark is swimming around, hungry. Sounds & feels like a good fish. But its a human. The shark doesn't know the differance. Vic Hislop should know this since he is so clever. TY Cheryl

Mirella Burgess (75)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 2:03 am
I agree Vic Hislop is a bloody idiot.
The sharks were their first.

Pam F (221)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 2:18 am
Gawd - Hislop flapping Hislip again - barf!

And how about this -

"And he said there was NO DOUBT the great white that took Brian Guest, 51, at Rockingham Beach, south of Perth, two weeks ago, was the same shark that had taken another snorkeller -- Geoffrey Brazier, 26 -- north of Perth in 2005."

In that case - there must only be ONE great white in Western Australian waters - we'd better start a petition to protect that precious specimen!

. (0)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 2:22 am
He needs to do some research !!!!

Susan Hall-Amado (61)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 12:46 pm
That's a typical response from a hunter. Vic Hyslop is devoid of any real brains. It's all about money. Over fishing has a direct impact on sharks. Further, we are not helping the cause when we pollute our oceans which also kills off the sharks' natural food. Hunting down sharks is not the answer. Preserving their habitat is and their food source is.
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