News24

Dog attacks shark in Australia

2011-07-21 14:10

Sydney - Video footage of a dog attacking a shark under water on the Australian coast has "gone viral", becoming a top internet hit.

The footage shows two dogs swimming in the ocean near the West Australian town of Broome, about 1 650km northeast of Perth.

The dogs appear to be herding several sharks toward shore, when one suddenly ducks under the water and attacks a shark.

"The dog is biting the shark," said Russell Hood-Penn in the voice-over as he video-taped the incident. "That is unbelievable. I've seen it all now."

Hood-Penn placed the footage on video-sharing website YouTube.

When the camera pans out, a dead dugong (a large marine mammal similar to a manatee) can be seen beached on the shore and Hood-Penn speculates that is the reason the sharks are circling so close to shore.

At the end of the video the dog emerges from the ocean and shakes the water from its fur. There was no word on the fate of the shark.

Comments
  • Chika01 - 2011-07-21 14:18

    Ok cool the dog bit the shark. BUT A SPEARED DUGONG? That is just so wrong.

      Gorilla - 2011-07-21 15:04

      No he's an Ozzie, he doesn't mean "speared" he just means that he's not gonna shear 'em. You'll notice the dugong was having a ciggy after.

      Wired - 2011-07-21 22:17

      I think this is a misprint from News 24.. it wasnt a dog. It was a dogfish.. a really BIG dogfish!

      Ruff-ian - 2011-07-22 08:56

      this dude sound very funny "can you beleeev eeeeeeeet"

  • Amy Fox - 2011-07-21 14:41

    WTF a speared Dugong? I thought they were endangered. Shame on the Aussies

      thebigbrain - 2011-07-21 15:13

      where is your sense of humour?

      Kevin in Brisbane - 2011-07-22 09:31

      I may not be 100% correct but I believe the only people allowed to hunt dugongs in Australia, are the Aboriginals - claiming ancient rituals and culture etc.

  • IanKlopps - 2011-07-21 14:42

    They should try that off seal island in Cape Town......

  • DeonL - 2011-07-21 15:14

    Every dog gets his day.

  • TrippiZee - 2011-07-21 15:14

    small sharks

  • gizmoza - 2011-07-21 15:15

    Its on the Aussies endangered list: http://www.endangered-animals.com.au/dugong.htm WTF???? And so chilled, theres a Dugong, just been speared,ready for the dinner plate!!! You should be on a dinner plate Mr. Spear Fisherman!!!

      Sir Lancelot@24.com - 2011-07-22 09:48

      Agreed ! Good link

  • gizmoza - 2011-07-21 15:17

    And how hard can it be to spear a Dugong!!! Once you find it, its moves like a snail!!!! Disgusting!!!

  • Lebo - 2011-07-21 15:24

    Saturday night Headline will read: "Bok attacks Wallaby in Australia"

  • monsterbabes - 2011-07-21 15:26

    Can't understand why this would go viral... You can't see anything in the video. Dog disappears under the water for a bit while the dork filming the "Action" goes wild.

      WeZo - 2011-07-21 19:03

      u ever seen what goes viral these days? this actually isnt half bad! do people eaty Dugongs? or was that a joke?

      Deon - 2011-07-21 19:22

      I agree. Nothing to see. How can they tell what hapened under water?

      PunkBuster - 2011-07-22 10:11

      We all know the aussie's get excited over just about anything...

  • heebeejeebee - 2011-07-21 15:32

    I sometimes wonder about these News24 articles and the people who wrote them. They should really try to get out more. This article claims the video has "gone viral". WTF? On Youtube it has been watched just over 7000 times. That doesn't really qualify as "viral", does it?

  • Bella - 2011-07-21 16:46

    This is one Russell Hood-Pen's endeavor to promote Aus. Not everyone agrees with his method though. see Sidney Morning Herald article. Hood-pen has nothing to do with neither the dogs nor the sharks nor the dead Dugong. Opportunist who took a video..... and the Video has gone viral, just a different title. Furthermore these are not the first known dogs to round up sharks. Just a clever PR move.....

  • Grant - 2011-07-21 18:11

    A half-decent article would include a link to the video to which it refers.

      Sir Eidolon - 2011-07-21 18:21

      Erm...it does, dude.

  • ohsa.online - 2011-07-21 19:07

    Typical OzzyMoron. Ho-Hum!!

  • Sit-hole - 2011-07-21 19:30

    Come on sharky, you realy gonna let him get away with that. Grow some blue bulls.

  • anon South Africa - 2011-07-21 20:08

    are you sure that the dogs come back safely to shore? one of them looks like he is going out a bit far!

  • preshengovender69 - 2011-07-22 07:56

    even dogs are getting back at the sharks for losing the super 15

  • Justin - 2011-07-22 08:39

    by 'speared' he means its dead, not speared by him. probably why the sharks are there. they also call their women sheila's and its highly doubtful that all aussie females are named sheila. go figure aussie slang..

  • Lloyd-O - 2011-07-22 09:56

    Sharks arent considered dangerous

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