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Re: Shark Attack #89238
07/08/04 10:23 AM
07/08/04 10:23 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 6,251
NYgal Offline
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Positive replies generally are readily accepted.

Lesson in 'SanPedro 101', it will all work out.
We all have an off day

You'll do fine, keep reading.... smile

Re: Shark Attack #89239
07/08/04 10:30 AM
07/08/04 10:30 AM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 46
lawton, oklahoma
okie Offline OP
okie  Offline OP
About the lady getting bit. Guide was holding shark, trying to get another snorkler to touch it. This lady reached out fom the front, the water distorted the distance and she was bitten. I should not have titled topic shark ATTACK. Just thought it was a coincidence that they were from OK. Still "liven' the dream". I realize this isn't an aquarium. Thrilled by the adventure.
Also, sorry stuff got stolen, definately realize it is our own fault.
Off to discover more!!!

Re: Shark Attack #89240
07/08/04 10:32 AM
07/08/04 10:32 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 37
New York
newyorkers Offline
newyorkers  Offline
thanks again NYgal! I hope to meet people like you while there!

Re: Shark Attack #89241
07/08/04 11:09 AM
07/08/04 11:09 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 197
Brookline MA USA
Mike and Daphne Ryan Offline
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Dear Okie

Sorry to hear your stuff walked away. Apparently there has been in influx of unemployed young people on the Island lately. The Chamber of Commerce and the security at various resorts are working on this, developing a radio net connecting every one. The police have been pretty good, actually apprehending people -- so different from our experiences living many years in NYC.

On the other side of the coin, we rent out our villa, and, from time to time, we have to replace things that wandered off with our guests. We're bringing down a beach towel and will have to replace a couple of coffee makers when we get there in the second half of July.

AC still seems pretty wonderful to us, especially the people.

Mike Ryan

Re: Shark Attack #89242
07/08/04 12:57 PM
07/08/04 12:57 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 1,041
San Pedro, Belize
govikes Offline
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Hmmm. Most shark attacks occur ON the island. Not in the water. eek

Re: Shark Attack #89243
07/08/04 01:01 PM
07/08/04 01:01 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 8,880
seashell Offline
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This is a fine example of one reason why it is not good practice to manhandle the sea creatures.

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: Shark Attack #89244
07/08/04 01:50 PM
07/08/04 01:50 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 131
San Diego CA
son of a son Offline
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First let me say I'm all for medication .... especially the HERBAL kind!!!!!!

I too feel your pain.

Now! Last year while my wife and I were there my laundry was stolen. The deliverer didn't put the laundry in our room because we were napping. They left it on the chair in front of the room. When we got up to go on our night dive I noticed the laundry there after I had locked the room and put away the key, so I decided to leave it until after the dive. MY MISTAKE! I have learned from that. It has not detered me in the least about AC and Belize. Crime is everywhere!!!

As for the animals. Your own pet, no mater how domesticated, could turn and bite you. Just use common sense, you wouldn't stick your hand into a Lion's cage. Even the most cautious people sometimes get it!!!

Paradise is still Paradise to me!!!!! smile

One Barrel and Sprite.....It doesn't get any better than that!
Re: Shark Attack #89245
07/08/04 02:29 PM
07/08/04 02:29 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 284
egcntrk Offline
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Is it just me? confused I thought common sense :rolleyes: says you don't stick your hand in any animals face. Sorry she got a bite but animals should be respected. After all, they can be unpredictable.

Theft: had a regular routine...wet things on the line first thing in the morning...take inside before leaving...put back outside upon return...take inside before bedtime...

Was amazed the neighbors dive suit wasn't taken. It was outside for 2 days.

Re: Shark Attack #89246
07/08/04 07:53 PM
07/08/04 07:53 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 105
San Francisco
Sam Scuba Offline
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I wish this thread would have been called "Shark Abuse" because that's what it sounds like. I have been on many dives where the divemaster takes chum along to attract fish, and these are never enjoyable dives for me. I have asked the divemaster to either exclude me from those feeding frenzies or not take the food along so we can all be respectful of the underwater sea life. From the pictures that are posted at Hol Chan and other snorkel sites, it appears that there is a feeding frenzy of sharks, so of course they're all worked up. I would prefer that nobody touch the sea life and we all just enjoy each other's boundaries. But, it ain't my playground, so I only get to call the shots when I'm paying. Looking forward to a peaceful coexistence with sharks next week. Sam

Re: Shark Attack #89247
07/09/04 06:42 AM
07/09/04 06:42 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 269
crockhunter Offline
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Animal handling 101 do not stick your hand near a domestic animal's say nothing about a shark's. I thought a shark attack was when a shark attacked a swimmer or surfer, not when you stick your hand in ones mouth and get bit. Next thing you know people will be sticking there hands in barracuda and moray eels mouths.
I agree with Sam Scuba, observe them and let them live their normal lives. To me, feeding wild animals only makes them welfare animals.

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