Dogs Attack Sharks and Win

07/29/2011

Shark Top Tripster FLICKR A pretty spectacular (if somewhat grainy) video showing a bizarre interaction between two dogs and bunch of sharks was recently shot in western Australia. 

Several large sharks were swimming in the shallows along a beach, presumably attracted by the carcass of a dugong (a relative of the manatee) that had washed ashore. 

Then two dogs appeared in the water.  The video doesn't specify if they were the pets of the videographer, but based on the reporter's comments, it sounds like they were possibly strays.  Clearly neither of these dogs had ever seen the movie Jaws, and proceeded to dive beneath the surf and go after the sharks underwater in what seems like playful behavior.

I can't tell what species of sharks these were, but they are clearly large enought to do some serious damage to these lucky dogs.  Here's the video.

 

Get facts, videos, quizzes and interactive guides to sharks all from Animal Planet.  And don't miss the premiere of Shark Week 2011 on Discovery Channel THIS SUNDAY, JULY 31st.

Photo by Top Tripster via Flicker Creative Commons.


David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. His goal is to inspire others to appreciate the wonders of nature. Meet David >
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