Old Mossy Horns
They have not had a good year for publicity. Between the RIP current drownings, 2 shark attacks and photos of two large alligators I wonder if it will hurt tourism. The beaches need more lifeguards for sure.
Kind of my thinking as well. I know the drownings made the national news last week and thought it might start having an impact.You are underestimating how stupid people are...
I caught about a 3ft. bonnet head shark in the surf and a guy got mad at me because I let it go... he said "kids swim out there and you just released a shark!" I said, "sir, it's the ocean, that's where sharks live, and by sharks I mean millions, not just the one I caught, so if you're worried about your kids getting bit my advice would be not to let them play where sharks live."
Yea I’ll take my chances. I love riding the boogie board with the kids and going to have to piss at some point.IF YOU LOOK AT STATISTICS, per how many people get in the water at all the nc beaches ,I mean 100's of thousands per year to how many drown or are bitten by anything ,your chances are very,very slim of either especialy of being bitten by a shark, if you drown that is pretty much your own fault, unless you are trying to save someone else who ultimatley but you in danger for being stupid. nothing to do with the location i would suspect more people drown in pools per year than the ocean.
Damn I hope for the sake of hypocrisy you don’t ever drive a car or walk on a sidewalk...............As far as I'm concerned if your stupid enough to go into the ocean you deserve to drown or be eaten by sharks and gators. Everytime I hear of someone drowning at the beach I have to chuckle. I mean duh...they walked INTO THE FRIGGIN OCEAN of their own free will knowing that they have become bait or that they could drown.
So, does everyone that travels on a plane deserve to crash and die, since they were stupid enough to be thousands of feet off the ground? What an asinine comment...As far as I'm concerned if your stupid enough to go into the ocean you deserve to drown or be eaten by sharks and gators. Everytime I hear of someone drowning at the beach I have to chuckle. I mean duh...they walked INTO THE FRIGGIN OCEAN of their own free will knowing that they have become bait or that they could drown.
I think its a combo, more people means more chances its simple statistics....that and the waters off NC coast are lousy with sharks.....well it does beg the question:
More people ?
better instant communications of the attacks?
I am asking not arguing but it sure seems we hear of "more" now than years ago.