Sharks and big cats


It’s been a busy month for animal attacks. Here are a couple of articles on recent shark attacks in Australia:
Sharks 1
Sharks 2

Time has this article on the shark “rampage” in Australia. In its attempt at “balance,” the magazine has quoted crackpots like Vic Hislop, who goes for the notion that some sharks specialize in human prey. Still, the article is worth a look if you keep your crap detector on.

There’s also an interesting article about past shark attacks in California.

On the big cat front, we have this well-reported piece about cougars. There’s a roundup of attacks on humans near the end. Also, Missouri was the unlikely setting for an attack by a black panther.
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