Video: Marlin attacks teen

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  1. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

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    Read about this in my dad's Saltwater Sportsman. A family fishing off of panama, the 18 year old hooks a Black Marlin (similar to a sword fish, ie has quite the pointy nose...), the fish leaps out of the water and then tailwalked straight to the kid and landed one right in his face.

    Here's an article with an amazing video:
    http://sportfishingmag.com/article.jsp?ID=37830

    The kid is okay, so now all that's left to do is be amazed at the abilities of Marlin. Like, damn, that was a flawless attack against a predator. Its like a ninja marlin or something, as though it trains for this kind of thing on a regular basis. I'd understand if this all took place underwater, i'm sure they're quite skilled at skewering smaller fish on that nose, they probably get together in teams of two, make fish kababs and then they each eat off of eachother's nose.... okay well, maybe. But i mean, this thing is flying along the surface of the water, and it was able to aim right at the kids face. I wonder if it was just chance, or if this marlin could repeat this feat again and again. To bad it probably has a nasty hook in its mouth...
     
  2. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Holy **** that looks scary. Imagine seeing one of those things coming flying at you.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it would certainly freak me out, i know that :eek:
     
  4. mymemory macrumors 68020

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  5. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Scary, I think that I will pass on Marlin fishing. :eek:
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    The boating process with any billfish is scary as hell, regardless of size, but with anything over 200 pounds - yikes.
     
  7. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Marlin Attack???

    Surely it should be Marlin Self-defense......
     
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  9. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    I saw that video months ago but it is still scary as heck
     

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