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When you hear a splash behind you, and turn to look and see nothing, do you:

Poll ended at Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:16 am

Think nah its nothing.
5
11%
Remind yourself of the odds of being gulped up by a HUGE FREAKING SHARKKKKKKK
10
23%
Pee your pants slightly
7
16%
Check out what fish life you might think is around, and go chase it.
22
50%
 
Total votes: 44
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:16 am

This weeks poll question was from TonesIam:

When you hear a splash behind you, and turn to look and see nothing, do you:

1) Think nah its nothing.
2) Remind yourself of the odds of being gulped up by a HUGE FREAKING SHARKKKKKKK
3) Pee your pants slightly
4) Check out what fish life you might think is around, and go chase it.
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:30 am

I had this the other week at Coro. Paddling back in and would have only been 2m of water. HUGE spash just behind me got me excited and nervous at the same time :sweat:
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:36 am

I would go after it, until this happened.... Now I don't know what I would do....

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Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:48 am

The bubbles would worry me a bit more I think. I sat here watching that thinking "why is he not grabbing his paddle and getting the :swear: out of dodge"
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:50 am

I saw those bubbles last week when you put that clip up and thought you must have had a diver down as well. And you were the dive flag :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:55 am

My first thoughts are never sharks.... but I had to tick box three :lol: :lol: because I always get a hell of a fright. But then I would be tempted to try catch it

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Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:08 am

I used to pee my pants but after quite a few scares I am getting desensatized. I would now chase it. I have had a few night trips and get quite excited by it. Not too sure if I would be as calm as bamalang though with those bubbles.
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:08 pm

wow, I was freaking out watching the bubbles. I agree that would scare me more than splashes!
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:13 pm

sk8e8 wrote:wow, I was freaking out watching the bubbles. I agree that would scare me more than splashes!
Unless you’ve been a diver…

Mind you, those divers put up a good fight on light gear, especially when you’re trying to get the gaff in :lol:
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:24 pm

hahaha, would be crazy if it turns out to be an Orca or two :lol:
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:17 pm

looks like diver bubbles to me. hooking a diver could end badly for everyone, so I would move on.
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:34 pm

id rather do the hooking :lol:
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:08 pm

Yea had no idea what it was. I sat pretty still as it went under me then I paddled away very quietly. Was only my second time out yak fishing & was a wee bit worried! :sweat:
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:24 pm

24 votes and im the only one that pisses his pant....and obviously tells the truth :lol: :lol:

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Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:29 pm

there was no option for pissing your pants then hunting whatever it was down.

Do you still wet the bed :lol:
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:32 pm

Rusty wrote:there was no option for pissing your pants then hunting whatever it was down.

Do you still wet the bed :lol:
only on Tuesdays :lol:

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Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:16 pm

Those bubbles were freaky :worried:

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Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:23 pm

Looks like diver bubbles to me too.
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:37 pm

I've patted small hammerheads, chased bronzies and been face to face with a 4+ metre great white.
For some reason, know what's there (although scary as hell at times) eases the mind a lot more than not knowing what it could be.
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Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:51 pm

My first encounter with an orca Funky Monkey 068 off Eastern Beach was pretty awesome (and scary) when he went under the yak twice then circled around and poked his head out of the water alongside me but I knew he was there with the other 2, they went on to Wellington where they were filmed in the harbour. For me if you know its there you can deal with it. All the people i know that have dived in sharky waters in NZ and other places say it is the one you cannot see that will get you, when you are over a reef full of fish and 2 seconds later you are alone they have all scarpered that is when you should really panic.
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