The current lineup of creatures that are NOT on my “Must Meet List” is populated by the following: snakes, alligators/crocodiles, and sharks. And I don’t differentiate between good/bad, big/little of any of these. I don’t like them, I don’t want them in my life. Let’s stick with sharks for now. Honestly, there’s not a moment that I’m in the ocean that I’m not somewhat panicked by what is below, looking at me to be a snack. I certainly would not go out of my way to HELP a shark. That’s why these people in Pensacola, Florida, are astonishing to me. A MASSIVE mako shark washed ashore there last week, and people were tripping over themselves to try to help it.
You’re kidding me, right? Look, I realize it’s not a great white or tiger shark, but make no mistake about it, makos are man-killers. Don’t believe me? Check out their teeth. Check out the movie, “Deep Blue Sea.”
Tina Fey (no, not THAT Tina Fey) were celebrating their one-year anniversary on Pensacola’s beautiful beaches when this huge shark just washed ashore in front of them. According to Al.com, Fey posted to her social media, “We took action to get him back in the water since the wildlife people and lifeguards told us there was not they could do!! So we did our best to try to save him!!”
This is where my philosophy and Tina’s obviously part ways. If I’m told there’s nothing officials can do, I immediately include myself in that list and do nothing. This video below is positively frightening. Check out Tina’s husband trying to “unbeach” the massive shark. The frustrated fish starts to twist and turn. Hubby jumps out of the way and then goes back?! All this while Tina is chirping, “Look at them freakin’ teeth!”
Yes, Tina. Those teeth are why you won’t see me attempting to rescue massive mako sharks that have washed ashore!