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  • Circling Sharks

    I can't take credit for making this one up, but I had it sent to me and I though it was funny. Having been a diver for years and spending alot of time in the ocean it makes it even better!!!

    Why Sharks Circle You before Attacking!!

    Two great white sharks swimming in the ocean spied survivors of a sunken ship. 'Follow me son,' the father shark said to the son shark and they swam to the mass of people.

    'First we swim around them a few times with just the tip of our fins showing.' And they did. 'Well done, son! Now we swim around them a few times with all of our fins showing.' And they did. 'Now we eat everybody.' And they did.

    When they were both gorged, the son asked, “Dad, why didn't we just eat them all at first? Why did we swim around and around them?'

    His wise father replied, 'Because they taste better without the Doo Doo inside!'

    Once I was diving on the Edisto 60 reef, I felt a little uncomfortable and looked up to see a 9 to 10 foot Bull Shark swimming over my head. He then chose to circle me and circle me and circle me. I kept my 'waste' in me and I guess he didn't want to have that bad taste in his mouth, so he eventually swam off. He found my dive buddy and followed him for a while. As we made our way RAPIDLY to the surface he followed us to the top.

    Moral of the story... When circled by sharks, just HOLD IT!!!

    Now you know!!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, SC