Watch: Australian Man Pets Tiger Sharks During Feeding Frenzy


A conservationist in Australia claims he has proven that tiger sharks are really docile creatures and not man-hungry predators because he sat on a whale carcass and petted the sharks while they devoured it.

Said Leon Deschamps: "Tiger sharks are not aggressive and I thought the most effective way to demonstrate that would be by throwing ourselves into the middle of a feeding frenzy. They were so sedate in their movements and were far from aggressive despite it being a time when they are supposed to be at their most ferocious. I think they enjoyed the experience."

I think Deschamps is just one missing forearm away from a more cautionary theory.


Posted December 7, 2009 at 11:43am ETC by Andy Towle
in Australia, Nature, News