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Old 12 June 2006, 12:17   #1
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You Cornish guy's need to be more considerate re. your local flora and fauna.
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Old 12 June 2006, 12:22   #2
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Link doesn't work.

< Edit: Link fixed, but the page takes an age to load. JK >

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Old 12 June 2006, 14:34   #3
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You Cornish guy's need to be more considerate re. your local flora and fauna.
Ego man your link is`nt quite long enough,try again,we know you have this problem.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I've allready spoken to
David Bull from the silver dolphin group mentioned in the article.

I explained to him that we were there to photo the minnack theatre and the shark was swimming amoungst us.

We may have done some minor manouvering to get close up pictures but the basking shark turned and swam back through our pack of boats several times - hardly what I'd call harrased.

David Bull agreed that it was more important to make sure the props not spinning than to try and get out the way.

Ive also written a response to the cornishman newspaper - I wonder if they will print it.

I'm afraid this is simply a case of jelous observer on the cliffs at the minnack so pissed off he couldn't be down there with us that he found great pleasure in reporting it to the first people he could find.

Maybe we should have harpooned it and dragged it to the scillies for the BBQ - then they would have had something to winge about
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Not quite, but along similar lines, I think the most relevant fact was that the shark continued to feed whilst swimming around us, hardly something a 'harassed' animal would do.
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The mouth of an 11-metre-long basking shark can be up to two metres wide but because these sharks feed only on plankton, they are generally harmless.
Sounds a bit like Bob at the BBQ!
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Old 12 June 2006, 17:20   #7
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We were all swiched off when it swam around us. As Jeff say's it fed and gently swam around us, odd behaviour for an 'harassed' shark one would think. This is typical of the 'Do good' busy bodies that we are inundated with down here. :flame:
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It was a beautiful creature in its natural environment.


Mind you I did wonder about the 'exotic BBQ food contest!'
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It was a beautiful creature in its natural environment.


Are you refering to Roy at a barbie wading through those Tenderloins?

The only possible danger that shark was in was if some of Mrs. Sticky's culinary delights had slipped over the side. We'd have all been in the paper for inflicting 'raving indigestion' on the poor thing.
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