A surfer has told of his horror as he watched a five-metre white pointer shark repeatedly attack a teenage girl this afternoon on Tasmania's east coast.
The 13-year-old girl was surfing at Baileys Rocks at Binalong Bay when the attack happened.
Ian Hollingsworth was surfing 20 to 40 metres away and saw the attack, and the efforts of the girl's male cousin to protect her.
"It was basically a scene out of 'Jaws'," he said.
"The shark went around and I saw it actually come out of the water and hit her.
"It then went around, I believe I saw her going backwards, and she was screaming.
"The guy was just fighting to save her. All the time the shark was circling."
The girl has injuries to her lower right leg, but they are not believed to be life-threatening.
She has been flown to Hobart for treatment.
It's true there are more fricking Great Whites and Tiger Sharks now on the Australian East Coast than there were on the first day of creation!!!
I have seen these Bastards of things from my earliest of days (6-12 years of age, roughly ten or so years ago) of surfing on Sydney's Northern Beaches and in Queensland.
The earth worshipers / Enviro Nazi's decreed that no SHARK should be killed, some ten years ago in the state of New South Wales, It's like saying that Lions in Africa need to be protected from Gazelle because there are some occasions when a Gazelle can manage to escape from the jaws of a Lion / Great White or Tiger Shark, or closer to home in Sydney Harbour Bull Sharks, as per the incident just prior to the Sydney 2000 Olympics where Olympic gravy train hangers on witnessed from a trendy shore line restaurant, a man knocked from his surf ski by a Bull Shark, clinging to a channel marker for dear life as his attacker circled waiting for his grip to fail.
As a result of these Loon Nut Job Green / Enviro Nazi's any Australian living within 5 miles of the coast is constantly checking their Toilet Bowls for Great Whites and Tiger Sharks before they comfortably allow their arse to "rest in peace" before opening their favourite edition of Penthouse or Cosmo on the toilet seat to do the job at hand.
I have personally had to engage at least 101 times, in a life or death battle with what PETA has now demanded be classified as "sea kittens" simply to be able to do, in a civilized and hygienic manner what nature intended, that is to say a # 2, Thank God I am still "intact" or as a Vet would describe me as "entire", however it is only due to my never ending diligence.
Rag Heads the world over Come on Down!!!!!!!!!!!! and swim in our Oceans (fully clothed of course) and meet Australia's Islamic, Politically Correct, Multicultural, non Judgemental, Sea Kittens.
I have so much more to say here however I gotta go as in "I gotta go!!!" and I cant remember where I left my spear gun, Oh jeeeze that's right, that, French prick Jacques Cousteau borrowed it,It could be any where, so where is my cricket bat? steak knife? Kangaroo Paw bottle opener?..... geeeee I need to go quick, maybe I can engage the sea kitten in some "non violent conflict resolution" tactics ? here goes .........
We have fricking Sharks falling out our Arse here we are not considered well dressed without a fricking Great White snapping at our heels on our way to to the super market.
Feeling sorry for KILLER Sharks don"t have enough on YOUR Beach? How many dozen ya want?
Thankfully,most Australians have our very own Australian Heinz White Pointer Terrier attack dogs and position them alongside our Toilets to warn us of any stray White Pointers before we sit down on the can.