EPISODE 508 SAND SHARK CATCHING USING BARE HANDS VOLUME 2 — JACK
OUR grandson, Jack, is always interesting and his friendship with a sand shark on a North
Carolina beach a week ago confirms that point. The real story is that he and his dad happened
upon an American fisherman struggling to land a sand shark. Jack offered to help.
“Can I give you a hand?”
Whereupon Jack jumped into the shallow surf and grabbed the shark by the tail startling
both the fishermen and Jack’s dad, Andrew Skeoch , were startled.
“What the hell are you doing?” (chorus of two)
“I did not mean that…”
“”Got him…not slimy,,,skin is like leather…easy to hold.”
“Drag him ashore while I take pictures but be carful…he’s twisting,
trying to get you.”
“Don’t worry Dad.
‘“Let’s get the hook out of his mouth.”
Whereupon the fisherman braced the shark and both he and Jack removed the hook.
That part is shown in the video below.
“Sand sharks are invisible in the water…their skin is the same colour as the sand…a light
gray. Swimmers may not even know a sand shark is around.”
The shallows of this North Carolina beach had other marine life…lots of partly grown
There was one group missing. People. The outer banks of Cape Hatteras were
empty. Lucky for the family….no danger of Covid catching them triple dosed with
Sand sharks rarely attack humans…usually when they both have caught the same fish.
Their mouths are not big enough …of the 77 recorded attacks, only one was fatal.
That fact was little comfort to Jack’s mother, Julie.
Make sure you PLAY THE VIDEO at the bottom of this Episode.
Jan. 9, 2022