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Eel Bites Off Divers Thumb

Postby Rueg on Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:50 am

Warning - this is kind of gross - so don't watch it if you don't want to see such a thing! This is a rather long video and not for those with dial-up. A guy is feeding a large moray eel hot dogs and gets his thumb bitten off. But what was more disturbing (to me) was he had a toe taken off his foot and grafted on to where his thumb used to be! He can even bend it. Freaky!


http://www.break.com/index/eel_bites_of ... thumb.html
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Postby tim on Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:16 am

About all I can say is WOW!
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Postby Madison Jeff on Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:28 pm

This video reminds me off one of the "kids" who went on the winter Hawaii dive trip with the club. We kept telling him not to touch anything, but he wouldn't listen....even after he brought up a cone shell. The boat captain told him he's lucky he hadn't gotten harpooned, cuz if he managed to live to get to the boat, he never would have survived to make it to a hospital.

I hate diving with people that don't respect the animals and reef. I guess this is one more example for why it isn't a good idea. Jeff
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Postby Ereefic on Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:58 pm

Haha! What a ding dong. I bet he'll try to feed it again.
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Postby BraenDead on Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:11 pm

Thankfully he wasn't diving in the buff - could have been a lot worse!
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Postby Cow086 on Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:09 pm

well thats what you get for messing with nature
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Postby snorulz on Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:55 pm

i don't know about you but i would not feed a wild animal out of my hands anything that looked like my fingers. Its amazing that the eel took off all of the thumb, there was nothing left at all.
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Postby OceanNwisconsin on Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:15 am

thats a big pinky to!

this little pig went the market
this little pig stayed home

this little pig went weeee weeee all the way to the hand!
my fish drink better then i do!

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Postby Rueg on Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:30 am

BraenDead wrote:Thankfully he wasn't diving in the buff - could have been a lot worse!
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Ha! Nice one Bob. Hopefully that guy has not conditioned that eel for a bad habit - expecting to be fed hot dogs. Could have a news report about a mad eel biting off peoples fingers (or other appendages!).
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Postby jojowell on Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:35 am

I love when nature bites back at people for doing stupid things. Excuse the pun.
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