Anderson cooper more daring than i?

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Re: Anderson cooper more daring than i?

Post by mandible » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:28 pm

spatman wrote:"Hey Anderson! Whaddaya say we film a piece about diving into silty river caves with just basic recreational equipment?"
"I don't know, doesn't seem exciting enough. Let's add some giant crocodiles in there, too!"
"Great idea!"


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Re: Anderson cooper more daring than i?

Post by elmer fudd » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:12 pm

isac777 wrote:Yes it did say in the extended piece that they only dive 3 months of the year in the winter when their cold blood is even colder and are less active. The whole piece just blew my mind..like swimming with GW's wasnt enough. Id take my chance with the shark ...as the show said crocs kill wayyyyy more than sharks


You can call me a wuss, but I don't intend on diving with any of them. Six gills are about as aggressive a marine predator as I ever want to encounter. There are enough beautiful sea creatures and spectacular structures underwater that I feel I can miss the GW's, tigers and crocs.

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Re: Anderson cooper more daring than i?

Post by Jabberjaw » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:01 am

Here hold my beer. Hey everybody watch this!
Got Water?

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Re: Anderson cooper more daring than i?

Post by spatman » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:52 am

"Hey Anderson! Whaddaya say we film a piece about diving into silty river caves with just basic recreational equipment?"
"I don't know, doesn't seem exciting enough. Let's add some giant crocodiles in there, too!"
"Great idea!"
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Re: Anderson cooper more daring than i?

Post by isac777 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:43 pm

Yes it did say in the extended piece that they only dive 3 months of the year in the winter when their cold blood is even colder and are less active. The whole piece just blew my mind..like swimming with GW's wasnt enough. Id take my chance with the shark ...as the show said crocs kill wayyyyy more than sharks

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Re: Anderson cooper more daring than i?

Post by elmer fudd » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:09 pm

If you've ever watched piranha in a tank with feeder fish you're probably aware that they don't eat that often. Those feeder fish can swim around free and unmolested for days and then at some point the piranha get hungry and go for them. I suspect it is also the same around large predators like crocs, grizzlies and certain sharks. 95% of the time they're not on the hunt, but if you catch them when they are, watch out.

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Re: Anderson cooper more daring than i?

Post by nwbobber » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:59 pm

Maybe not prey, but are they territorial? I think I'll wait and see. They have been known to wait at known river crossings for prey including people, so their feeding behavior can be modified by environmental changes. I don't want any part of teaching them how yummy divers are!
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading - Lao Tzu

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Anderson cooper more daring than i?

Post by isac777 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:31 pm

Did anyone catch 60 minutes diving with nile alligators? They "believe" that underwater they do not see us as prey!! Pretty amazing video. Who would like to try this? Ill sit this dive out, plus botswana tix must be mucho dinero

http://youtu.be/s8mxWfmj-ZY

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