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Sportress Of Blogitude’s Wild Kingdom: Shark Linked To Three Attacks, Where’s Quint When You Need Him?

Help us, Shark Hunter Quint: you’re our only hope. Oh yeah, Quint ain’t real. But that Robert Shaw sure was convincing in that role, wasn’t he? “Cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark’s in the water. Our shark.” Awesome.

Where was I? Oh yeah, a single female whitetip shark is causing quite a ruckus at the Egyptian Red Sea resort in Cairo, as it is suspected that she is the sole shark responsible in three out of five recent attacks on tourists. According to a Reuters report, three Russians and a Ukrainian were attacked in the span of two days last week, suffering serious injuries.

A whitetip seen minutes before the first attacks on two of the Russians has been identified as the shark photographed when the German woman was attacked five days later, said Elke Bojanowski, an expert on the Red Sea’s whitetip sharks.

She said the shark still appeared to be in the area.

“Instead of briefly grabbing for testing or tasting purposes, this female apparently considers human swimmers as a potential food source,” she said.

Wow. You see folks, what we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine. It’s really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks, and that’s all.

Jeepers creepers.

Same shark linked to three attacks [Yahoo!/Reuters]