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#41 Scuba_SI

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 04:47 PM

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Nice Fins, and i thought i had the skinniest legs in diving... evidently not!

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 03:22 AM

Nice thumb :)

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:13 AM

Filthy pervert... :P

I hope that eel was above the age of consent :)

A great advert for keeping your hands off ...

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:38 AM

As far as I am concerned the marine life is NOT there to be touched and I cannot see any good coming of it.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:42 AM

What an idiot !!! The final part showing him playing playstation is at minimum ridiculous. "No problem..."

Next time he should play with sharks. If they bite him... "No problem..."

By the way, giving sausages to a moray eel?
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Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:35 AM

"Nice thumb" <----- LOL.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 01:33 AM

A couple of years ago we where diving in Bonaire under the Town Pier. We ran into a morray eel that was feeding on a carcass of a fish. The morray eel was rather small (around 3 ft), but the way it twisted its body to break the carcass gave me some healthy respect for all morays.

I've uploaded the video --> http://users.telenet...ideo/morray.mov. You need quicktime to play it. The file is around 9 MB.

For size reference: The footage shows the moray next to a tyre. This is a big truck tyre, not a regular car tyre.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:00 AM

I am confused ... a video of some guy in thailand feeding an eel for the camera you all throw stones at him .. and he went through the hardship of loosing a thumb.
A picture of another guy in the caribbean feeding an eel whilst holding it with a dive knife at his side ... now all that gets mentioned is the pink fins and skinny legs .. seems like a topsy turvy world to me.
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:49 AM

Well Giles, it just means they didn't bite. :P
And I really don't want to tell the world you're missing an appendage or 2. :)
I can't see the dive knife bit.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:41 AM

i still have a bit trouble believing this is true..... I only saw a moray eel, and a separate shot of a missing thumb. Underwater, there was a pop sound, (If it was bit off, it wouldve been cut of, not torn off) and a written comment stated that this was what happened.....

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:25 AM

Gerard it did happen. Google Matthew (the) Butcher and you'll find a few articles esp in the Phuket Gazette.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:30 AM

I am confused ... a video of some guy in thailand feeding an eel for the camera you all throw stones at him .. and he went through the hardship of loosing a thumb.
A picture of another guy in the caribbean feeding an eel whilst holding it with a dive knife at his side ... now all that gets mentioned is the pink fins and skinny legs .. seems like a topsy turvy world to me.


Graham must be out diving, he'll get you... eventually!! :) :P

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 02:32 PM

A picture of another guy in the caribbean feeding an eel whilst holding it with a dive knife at his side ... now all that gets mentioned is the pink fins and skinny legs .. seems like a topsy turvy world to me.


I also thought he was Elvis!.... :rolleyes: :ninja:
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Posted 15 March 2007 - 10:03 AM

The video is no longer available at metacafe. I found one at youtube...is it that one?



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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:26 PM

I was out and now back in Sorong. A little saddened with news of a great loss over here in Indonesia, so no dramatic comments for me at the moment, just reading whats going on!

Hope to be back on track soon though!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:42 PM

The diver apparently wanted to get this moray more photogenic by giving it some food. He left his thumb in the eel's mouth and got a toe as replacement!

 

 

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:35 AM

Even worse, he's still doing it (feeding the moray)


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 08:17 AM

Even worse, he's still doing it (feeding the moray)

Is he?  I think the last segment is a repeat of the incident.  He can be thankful the operation was successful.  I recall a huge green moray in Cozy that would greet divers and try to swim through their BCs.  Eventually, the eel ended up on someone’s dinner plate.


 

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

Oh, Darwin.....must you prove yourself again and again???



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

Oh, Darwin.....must you prove yourself again and again???

Well, at least he can still reproduce. :lol2:

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