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Old 03-10-2006, 09:25 PM
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A couple of years ago I took my 16' jet boat out to the local reef to go snorkeling, on the way I saw what appeared to be dolphins and went to see them. 3 small dolphins around a hammerhead shark that was bigger than the jet boat! No snorkeling that day.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:48 PM
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While i was chilling outside of the lake condo, i heard a big block boat comming around the corner.......when i saw it was a pontoon it freaked me out a bit! It was rolling at least 65-70mph......then i was like i think i have seen it all!
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While sitting at anchor enjoying the peace and solitude while eating lunch, a CG boats idles by us with someone on the mounted machine gun and everybody else carrying M-16s and not looking very happy.

They scanned us over REAL hard and kept on going.

Somebody was in real deep dodo.....
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Seein one of these - floatin 'unexpectedly' next to your boat . . .
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probably not erie...just scary as hell as a 10 year old...

my brother and i were tooling around in our 8' dingy near the marina where we grew up and see a dorsal fin come out of the water...it was a 6' shark and scared the crap out of us... it was in bad shape with no visible injuries, but clearly out of sorts...we managed to coral it to the shore using the boat oars. found out later it was a dogfish shark that is pretty harmless. the wierdest part of the story is where we found it...deep in the tidal waters of Long Island (see the red star in the map)
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Three F-16's ? at very low altitude along the Lake Michigan Coast a mile offshore. So incredibly fast... the sound was unbelievable....something was up..Turned the radio on and found out terrorists hit the World Trade Center.
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Seein one of these - floatin 'unexpectedly' next to your boat . . .

uhhh . . .what is it ?
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uhhh . . .what is it ?
That is an example of an Ocean Sunfish. They kinda float along the surface of the ocean ( usually pretty far out ). They can grow to enormous sizes, but are among the least 'dangerous' of any living animal .

HOWEVER. . . . when you are just enjoying the day, engines off, maybe eight or ten mile offshore, listening to music, having a beer and laughing with the girls . . . . . . who go INSTANT hysterical as this enormous creature is discovered to have harmlessly drifted up on the blindward side. . . . holy crap. . . .
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A huge water moccasin that tried to bite me while I was fishing off the deck of a boat in Bull Shoals lake Arkansas. I shot him with a colt detective special with snake loads that I was carrying in a waistband holster. I`m not sure if it was the shot, the muzzle blast or the combination of the two that killed him but at less than two feet it could have been both.
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Three F-16's ? at very low altitude along the Lake Michigan Coast a mile offshore. So incredibly fast... the sound was unbelievable....something was up..Turned the radio on and found out terrorists hit the World Trade Center.

tell me, I lived in Chicago then and heard planes breaking the sound barrier everywhere, in a weird way it kinda made us think man we are going to be ok!!!!
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