Is it natural to have an unnatural fear of SHARKS!
18 Nov 06
well i dunno if its natural or unnatural but i have the same kind of paranoia. i refuse to swim in the sea..and its not only because of sharks, but like all the other animals that live in the water!! i just hate not being able to see my feet or what im stepping on..or what is under the waves. its so scary to me.
• New Zealand
20 Nov 06
Apparently even going for a walk along the beach can be dangerous..Think you're safe in shallow water? Most attacks take place in waist deep water or less. Remember that shark-eye view - so many legs, so little time .. Sometimes there's no reason at all that makes a shark aggressive - one case of a grandmother walking her grandson along the edge of the beach saw a dark form headed straight for them, lifted her grandson in the air, only to see a four foot shark beach itself in an attempt to bite him. As they continued their walk on the dry area of beach, several more sharks followed them 200 yards up the beach.
• United Kingdom
17 Nov 06
I think it's normal for almost everyone to have a phobia of something. It might be irrational but it's not abnormal. A lot of people have the same kind of fear of spiders. Now, if you compare a spider to a shark, I think your fear is a lot more rational! However, with most phobias, there is usually an underlying reason for them eg. a childhood memory of a bad experience.