Fisherman cuts self out of shark, Sharknado-style

A fisherman from Victoria, Australia, climbed inside the shark he had captured, poked an arm through its lifeless gills, and staged this incredible shot for posterity. From Perth Now:

"An American couple have turned up at the Metung Hotel to see this photo and their immediate response from the wife was 'Did he survive!?'." The fisherman was standing right behind her at the time. Presumably, his answer was "yes".

First reported by 3AW, a radio station in Australia, the fisherman isn't named. But show host Ross Stevenson declared it their "photo of the year" on the spot. [via Gawker]

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  1. I'm not going to comment on killing the shark in the first place but to show so little respect for its lifeless carcass makes me sick. What a jerk.

  2. Now Boing Boing is participating in gov't cover-ups? People need to know sharks are growing arms.

  3. Fuck that guy. The tiger shark is on every list of threatened and unsustainably-fished animals. It's one of the most beautiful and graceful fishes in the sea but you'd never know it from all the photos of bloody dead ones or posed shots showing scary teeth. Dolphins are infinitely less threatened in the wild- what would people's reaction be if it was a dolphin instead?

    I'd like to tie a bunch of tuna steaks to him and toss him in with the sharks.

  4. Where's the un-like button for an article?

  5. That guy's a jerk. Try to have some class and allow dead animals to have some dignity. They don't care, but I do.

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