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375-pound shark leaps into Texas fisherman’s boat

Published: Tue, March 29, 2011 @ 3:03 p.m.

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — It’s the catch of a lifetime, but it’s not clear whether a Texas fisherman landed an 8-foot shark or it landed him.

Twenty-nine-year-old Jason Kresse of Freeport says he and two crew members were dumping fish guts in the Gulf of Mexico about 3:45 a.m. Monday when they heard splashes in the distance and then something hit the side of their 25-foot boot.

A shark in an apparent rush to feed had jumped into the back and was thrashing around. Kresse says the crew couldn’t get close to the 375-pound fish to toss it back in the water.

It died several hours later.

The shark is on display at a seafood business in Freeport, about 55 miles south of Houston. Kresse says he plans to have it mounted.


1captainlinger(661 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

a shark suicide, perhaps...sounds fishy.

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2captainlinger(661 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

they were both in the same boat.

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3captainlinger(661 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

the shark was acting like a fish out of water.

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4captainlinger(661 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

i wonder if the shark hammered his head when he landed in the boat?

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5north_side_girl(214 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

if Fonzie was on the boat, then the SHARK would be JUMPING HIM

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6Oftt10(8 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Ok that's enough Tosh.o imitations. They are quite lame.

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7captainlinger(661 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

maybe this shark was from west side story, and he thought there was a member of the jets on the boat.

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