Florida Fisherman Raided by Shark, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-07


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FLORIDA FISHERMAN RAIDED BY SHARK ST. ANDREWS, Fla., December 0. Odom Mel-vin and crew had an interesting experience witli a shark- last week when -coining up from the phss in their motorboat. Odom was leaning over the motor tinkering witli it when without a moments warning a, six-foot .shark leaped over the combing into the-boat; "forward of the engine, and began to make things lively. The crew retreated, but returned witli clubs and killed the shark. In southern waters fish ofteu jump into lighted boats at night, but .the sharks foray is. unprecedented. It was undoubtedly in pursuit of food, met the boat as a surprise, and jumped into it instead of .away, from. It.; The dead fish weighed 348 pounds.

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