Friday, September 2, 2011

Local excitement

Lately the big stories on the local news have included an almost daily sighting of a dorsal fin of a Great White shark recurring in certain areas of San Diego waters, causing a few beach closures this past week.  A couple of days ago, it got a little closer to home (like a few blocks...one of two of "my" beaches), in the form of this surfing shark.

The photo was caught by a local man who claims he didn't even realize he had captured the image of the shark Wednesday until he was looking at his photos that evening.  Get this:  local lifeguards tried to pass it off as a surfer, merely swimming back out on his board.  Well...I'm no shark expert, but the one they consulted says this was probably a 10-12 foot Great White.  The locals who were out in the water that day and learned about it later thought it was good publicity for the shark..proving that not all of them (indeed, few) are looking for human munchies just for something fun to do.

Score one for the sharks.

Have a good weekend...!

Photo courtesy of KFMB Channel 8 on line

8 comments:

Courtney said...

Yet another good reason not to put a bathing suit on and go into the water! LOL That's some picture. Yikes!

Kim said...

Holy cow, that is just too close for comfort! And, those lifeguards are crazy, that is no surfer.

Taos Sunflower said...

Courtney...if I got out there in a bathing suit, it would scare the sharks away!

Taos Sunflower said...

Kim: That's what I think. PS Since I did this posting, it was even featured on the CBS national news tonight. Who knew our little beach would hit the news...

Ter'e said...

Seeing that would make me wet my pants!!!!! OMGosh!!!!!

I'll stick to wading along the gulf shore!

Lesley Ann Staples said...

I am always weary about water..I know now why. nervous just looking at the picture.

fabriquefantastique said...

sure looks like a shark to me....scarry

Liz said...

That is a fantastic photo but...like said previously, too close for comfort!!