As a kid growing up in Southern California, I always loved going to the beach and swimming in the ocean. That was until….the summer of 1975….when the movie Jaws came out!
Just the music from that movie makes my skin crawl!
So naturally, when this story broke, I paid close attention.
Steve Robles suffered several puncture wounds Saturday morning. The shark was fighting to free itself from a fisherman’s line near the popular Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles, said fire rescue officials.
“It was a burning pain that was going down the side of my chest,” Robles told ABC station KABC.
Robles was out for a two-mile swim with a group of friends when the shark suddenly appeared.
“It came from the bottom of the water. It came up to the surface, it looked at me and attacked me right on the side of my chest,” Robles said. “That all happened within two seconds. I saw the eyes of the shark as I was seeing it swim towards me. It lunged at my chest, and it locked into my chest.”
Robles said he grabbed the shark by the nose and pried its mouth open. The shark then disappeared, eventually breaking free from the line. Lifeguards were unable to find it.
I can’t imagine grabbing a shark’s mouth. But then again, if it has it’s big sharp shark teeth sunk into your chest, you got nothing to lose!!
Since I usually try to bring my posts full circle to make some kind of point, often political in nature…..how about this?
Hillary Clinton began her book tour this summer and jumped back into the shark tank….
I think Hillary is pretty skilled at prying open the mouths of sharks. She’s certainly had a lot of experience with them.
Supporting Hillary is not a hard choice. But I see the eyes of the sharks.
Time to find a really big boat!
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