Shark bites woman on Atlantic Beach

Shark bites woman on Atlantic Beach

There are 13 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jul 18, 2007, titled Shark bites woman on Atlantic Beach. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

A woman on vacation in North Carolina was bitten by a shark Tuesday while wading, the state's first reported attack this year.

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#1 Jul 18, 2007
Jst out of curiosity, how would we know that the shark was "intending to bite a fish" instead of a human?

Asheville, NC

#3 Jul 18, 2007
Perplexed wrote:
Jst out of curiosity, how would we know that the shark was "intending to bite a fish" instead of a human?
I suspect because of the low instance of human/shark interaction and attack...humans aren't in their food are.

Given a choice, predators will generally go for established prey...

Unless you work in the San Antonio Zoo.
No worries

Swannanoa, NC

#4 Jul 18, 2007
Heading there next week. Taking my trusty spear gun.
Who's up for shark steaks!?

Elizabeth City, NC

#5 Jul 19, 2007
oh my gosh i was there. SCARY!!!!!

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

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#6 Jul 19, 2007
Although the information is not in the article, don't go in the water at dawn or dusk. That's when the sharks feed.

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#7 Jul 19, 2007
Reasonable you forgot about their mid-morning snack time and mid-afternoon snack time. Dang critters in Australia will eat anytime and anything that gets close enough to eat.

“Why do ya need to know that?”

Since: Feb 07


#8 Jul 19, 2007
Thats good advice, reasonable & ticker. I love the beach and love the sound of the waves. However, for swimming, I will always choose the pool at the hotel. I cant stand to be in water with stuff hitting me when I cant tell what it is......

Yadkinville, NC

#9 Jul 19, 2007
i was there on tuesday with my family and we were in the water at dusk. i am so glad god keeps his hand on us even when we cannot see the danger....

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

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#10 Jul 19, 2007
Remember this from SNL?


“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

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#11 Jul 19, 2007
Of course, be on the lookout for this shark bite, too...

"...3. shark bite 4 up, 1 down

When an individual (typically a guy) stealthily creeps up on a girl and bites her on the ass, making her jump in astonishment/pain. A ring of teeth marks signifies a good shark bite.
The shark bite was perfected by a rugby team in Flagstaff, AZ (the Landsharks), where numerous tickets/jail time have been delivered for such actions.

The Landsharks' fullback holds the record for the most shark bites given in one day -- 71."


United States

#12 Jul 19, 2007
reasonable wrote:
Remember this from SNL?

Sutersville, PA

#13 Jul 22, 2007
I just returned from Emerald Isle, NC which is on the same island as Atlantic Beach. I just found out today about the attack. My family was keeping it secret from the little kids and i dont watch the news down there besides the weather channel. but my mom just found out yesterday too. she told me that my uncles and aunts heard there was also one in topsail, nc too. i'm going to research that one after i post this.

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

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#15 Jul 22, 2007
Hello Topix? 4 hours and a post still doesn't register?

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