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Freak! Malaysian Fisherman Reels in Shark with 'Webbed Feet'

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PENANG, Malaysia -- Has anyone ever seen a baby shark with webbed feet? A worker of the Malaysian Fisheries Development Board (LKIM) in Batu Maung, Penang, made this unusual find when she was given the 1.7kg fish by a fisherman at the jetty recently.

Mary Looi, 48, said she only realised the shark was different when she wanted to cook tomyam fish for lunch for her family.

“It was only when I was about to cut the shark the day after I received it that I found two webbed feet sticking out from the lower part of the body.

“The shark is one-metre long,” she said.

Looi said she dared not cook the fish after consulting her husband Gooi Man Kaw, 57, who told her that according to Chinese belief, eating fish with unusual features could bring disaster or ill luck.

“Immediately, I returned the fish to the fisherman that night at about 10pm.

“He threw it back into the sea,” said Looi.

Looi, who has been working at LKIM for 10 years, said this was the first time she had stumbled upon such an unusual find.

When contacted, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Muka Head marine research station head Prof Dr Zulfigar Yasin said this is the first time he had heard of fish with legs found in the Malaysian waters.

“There is a possibility that the fish could have swum from other waters into Malaysian waters.

“As far as I am concerned, fish species with legs or bony fins can only be discovered in the waters of North Sulawesi in Indonesia or South Africa,” he said.


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Reader Comments

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That is so amazing! I have never heard of such a shark!
   comment# 1   - Abigail S. · Daly City, United States · Mar 22, 2007 @ 4:55pm

I don't believe it.
   comment# 2   - Joe · USA · Mar 26, 2007 @ 8:29am

Obvious photoshop. Check out the arm of the lady behind the fish. The color is all wrong and what's that vertical white line where the normal tail would be located?
   comment# 3   - Roger · USA · Mar 27, 2007 @ 10:31am

Clearly those are the shark's claspers, not feet. That "discolored arm" is the shark's tail, as is the mysterious 'vertical white line.' A mere deformity is all you have here.
   comment# 4   - Lisa · Seattle, USA · Mar 28, 2007 @ 5:00am

Well that deformity saved it's life.
   comment# 5   - Rita · USA · Mar 28, 2007 @ 11:01am

Uhm, that Shark was dead. Fish cant survive out of the water that long.
   comment# 6   - Forrest · USA · Mar 29, 2007 @ 10:04pm

REALLY BAD photoshop. May even be MSPaint. Terrible.
   comment# 7   - Gulliball · Cape Cod, California · Mar 30, 2007 @ 12:16pm

that is so AMAZING! What is it: a duck~shark
   comment# 8   - Lissa · USA · Mar 30, 2007 @ 2:58pm

Forrest, it wasn't dead. Read the article.
   comment# 9   - Banana · Rhode Island · Mar 31, 2007 @ 6:40am

yes it was. or do you think malaysian women own and use the equipment necessary to keep a 1 m long shark alive over night? remember, sharks need a lot of oxygen and cannot breathe actively, they have to let water pass their gills by swimming incessantly. needs a lot of space, too. i think she rather just kept it in the fridge.
   comment# 10   - noru · USA · Apr 1, 2007 @ 3:41am

Not a "photoshop" at all. Although I suppose if you go around calling every photo you see a fake, eventually you'll be right.
   comment# 11   - Larry · Tacoma, USA · Apr 1, 2007 @ 5:01am

The Webbed Legs are definitely not a Da Vinci Painting. But not that bad either. Which software? Any Discerned viewer will immediately work out that this a hoax.
   comment# 12   - Amol · Mumbai, India · Apr 1, 2007 @ 5:05am

Funny how folks all over the world want to make the news... and a find like this might be worth money to the science community - but they throw the thing back... not a very likely fish story.. humorous and silly to make some folks think "Dang see what happens when we did the the nasty in the surf"...
   comment# 13   - Ray · USA · Apr 1, 2007 @ 6:30am

its a fake if they wanted to make money off of it they would have kept it for studies for me its hahahahahahahaha good one
   comment# 14   - louise · idaho · Apr 1, 2007 @ 9:01am

Ok, this is a hoax. April fools (Umm people - look at the date this came out!!!)anyone??. Look at her finger between the 'shark' "legs?" She would have to have 9 inch fingers for this to be legit. Also look at the colour of her finger compared to the rest of her hand!!! Also the shadow on the "sharks' fake foot is on the tail showing light coming from top left side, yet why does the lady not have a similar shadow on her arm in front of her stomach? (This shadow looks more like it's coming from a flash on a camera directly in front of her. And where is the rest of her thumb? Who would hold anything like this without the use of their thumb?
   comment# 15   - Printhead · Canada · Apr 1, 2007 @ 9:34am

That is so photoshopped its not even funny..all of her fingers are missing except the one thats in between its 'legs'..
   comment# 16   - Shark · USA · Apr 1, 2007 @ 8:53pm

this photo is real, stop teasing my grandma! bastards..
   comment# 17   - oblangada · Somewhere on earth · Apr 2, 2007 @ 1:50pm

Um.. not a keen fisherman but isn't that the shark's manhood? They do have 2 and are normally tucked into the body. Just looks like someone had beaten them up a bit and made them red raw :)
   comment# 18   - not a fisherman · SA, Australia · Apr 2, 2007 @ 8:02pm

This is not necessarely a hoax/fake photo. Only the interpretation of these body appendages as webbed feet is wrong. It would not be the first time that something looks like something that it is not. Search for "claspers" as someone mentioned. It could be just some malformation in the claspers that looks superficially like webbed feet.
   comment# 19   - Danniel · Brazil · Apr 7, 2007 @ 1:22am

Oh well seeing is believing, and I don't believe it, guess this lil guy was just a freak of nature(if it was real)..probably some mutant strain ( ok granted I have seen too many sci-fi movies LOL ) Ah baloney it just isn't real,,
   comment# 20   - Dutch treat · the netherlands · Apr 10, 2007 @ 5:46pm

That is so photoshoped. so incredibuly fake. look at the "webbed Feet" they are just perfictally blurred so you can't tell that great.
   comment# 21   - coldassassin556 · Austin · Apr 11, 2007 @ 3:14pm

Noru, not all sharks need to swim incessantly to breathe..but I do agree that the woman probably did not have an O2 tank and airline hosing sitting around to accomodate this animal. Looks like feet photoshopped on to the claspers!
   comment# 22   - reefprincess · USA · Apr 15, 2007 @ 8:47am

These are the male shark's claspers. They are used to transfer sperm during reproduction.
   comment# 23   - Dr. James B. Wood - Marine Biologist · St. George's, Bermuda · Apr 15, 2007 @ 10:19am

Looking through the book of Revelations, Chapter 9 we are clearly headed for a time of great sorrow. These animals are now able to walk by the power of satan. This is my greatest fear as I have seen the raw power of a shark. Now they can come get me. Frightening.
   comment# 24   - Randall · Gloucester, Virginia · Apr 16, 2007 @ 6:39am

These are clearly legs.
   comment# 25   - Randall · Gloucester, United States · Apr 16, 2007 @ 6:40am

Who cares? Sharks aren't fish and nobody eats them, so why does it matter? I like to eat tuna and sperm but not sharks with legs, that's gross! We should concentrate on catching fish people can eat instead of stupid freak fish like this one!
   comment# 26   - 1IcyBrat · Newark, NJ · Apr 16, 2007 @ 10:28am

Ok time for a quick anatomy lesson folks. The "legs" on that shark are claspers - the male sex organs found on sharks. The "feet" are actually the flared ends of the claspers. The male sharks insert their claspers into the females during mating. The ends flare like that to keep the female "in place" until fertilization is accomplished.
   comment# 27   - SharylC · Chattanooga, TN · Apr 16, 2007 @ 10:51am

Randall is clearly dead-on in his assessment of the situation. "Scientists" will probably try to write this off as "evolution", but most reasonable people know that you and I didn't come from no monkey! All things in this world come from God or Satan and a creature as foul and evil as this one clearly came from the depths of hell! Consider this a sign of things to come, so you better set your business right with the Lord TODAY!
   comment# 28   - Clyde · Holy Trinity, AL · Apr 16, 2007 @ 11:03am

so what you're saying is that someone photoshoped the claspers, which have feet-like appendages, to look like some sex organ? that's sick
   comment# 29   - mr mean · Miami, FL · Apr 16, 2007 @ 11:06am

As a spagnostic follower of the FSM, how can you mistake this animal's noodly new appendages for anything but evidence of His Divine Existence?? Let this be a wake-up call for all non-believers. RAmen.
   comment# 30   - bunker nut · Kansas, USA · Apr 16, 2007 @ 12:37pm

I don't get it. The clasper of a shark is similar in structure and function to the male manhood. And mine is very similar to that one in appearance and number. The only concern I have about this picture is the lack of a left ear on the lady holding the fish. What is that all about?
   comment# 31   - Peter Parker · Hempstead, NY · Apr 17, 2007 @ 9:48am

Move over Piltdown Man & Bonsai Kitten, we have a new hoax for the easily sold to get excited/upset over. Creationism? Intelligent Design? Evolution? Stoned/Bored College Prankster? Begin Debate... NOW
   comment# 32   - Harry Balsagna · NYC, USA · Apr 17, 2007 @ 9:56am

As the war prolongs in the ME the easier it is for Satan to create half man half beasts. Keep the debate on this going and before you know it we will be engulfed in the Rapture.
   comment# 33   - Sandy Butnear · Hazard, Georgia · Apr 17, 2007 @ 1:09pm

This is quite obviously a male shark - those appendages are its claspers. From "Curiously, although male sharks have two claspers, they only use one at a time. Unfortunately, mating behavior has been observed in only a few species of sharks, but already some basic features of courtship and copulation are clear. When not in use, both claspers lie flat against the undersurface of the body. After communicating its amorous intentions to a sexually receptive female shark through ritualized swimming and gentle 'love nips' along her back or flanks, the male grasps one of her pectoral fins (the wing-like fins located behind the gill slits) in his mouth and arches his body so that his pelvic fins are brought close to hers. If the amorous male happened to 'dock' along the left side of the female, he flexes his right clasper across the mid-line of his body and inserts it into her vent (genital opening). To secure the inserted clasper in place, its tip unfolds in complex, species specific ways -- often anchoring by way of one or more spike-like clasper spurs (ouch!)."
   comment# 34   - David Gross/The Wild Center · Tupper Lake, NY, USA · Apr 18, 2007 @ 7:20am

oh no the sharks are tired of putting up with our crap, they're growing legs and soon they're going to take over the world
   comment# 35   - adrian · New Jersey, U.S. · Apr 23, 2007 @ 8:02pm

I have see this web-foot shark in my studies - I study now the sea fish for plus 30 years. In Malaysia we call this shark pho minyak, or in English I believe this mean "marathon shark". We have many time encounter this shark running across sea floor when view from submarine. It is not surprise that it is rare because this species can simply run away from the fish net or hook. Therefore no one catching them and only occasional we see the dead one. On 5 occasion now we take research trip to study offshore fish community and bathymetry when we see this shark. In the dark, the submarine light stun the shark and we can see clearly them standing on legs looking at us. Later when stun is over, they run away from submarine at very fast speed. One shark was stun for very long time and submarine approach very close, when shark try to escape, he jump maybe 5 meters high over submarine and run in opposite direction. Another scientists in Vietnam have observed the pho minyak using legs for fighting. As you can see in lower picture, the feet have spikes, like rooster. They use these to attack another shark for territory or sometimes for mate. These shark are very fascinating - I believe only 4 or 5 species of fish have evolve legs for running or fighting, so it is unique to observe in nature. I hope you enjoy very interesting ecology of southeast asia and maybe come visit our beautiful country!
   comment# 36   - Dr. "Ron" Batam · Singapore, Malaysia · Apr 24, 2007 @ 7:44am

Listen folks I have read my Bible plenty and I can't see how this web-footed shark could signal the second coming. I think nature is interesting (to a point), but I think we might be over-reacting a bit here. We all know Jesus used fish to feed the masses and I believe a shark is pretty similar to a fish, so I'd take this to mean God created it. I'd bet this whole situation and following conversation was crafted by our Lord and Saviour himself in an effort to test our faith and keep our minds firmly planted on Him, instead of all this other nonsense that keeps distracting us. That's my take on it anyway.
   comment# 37   - Leroy Jenkins · Butternut, WI · Apr 24, 2007 @ 8:28am

My heavens! Do you all really believe this is a sign of end times? It really gives you something to think about, regardless of whether you are black or white.
   comment# 38   - Maureen · Pocatello, ID · Apr 24, 2007 @ 11:58am

Hey man, that's cool! I wish we had them running sharks around here!!!
   comment# 39   - Chad · USA · Apr 24, 2007 @ 1:32pm

I wonder if these sharks can run faster than a cheetah!
   comment# 40   - Oleg Cassini · Rome, Italy · Apr 30, 2007 @ 6:28am

Claspers or no claspers, they're both ugly!
   comment# 41   - Marcus Poa · New Zealand · May 1, 2007 @ 1:32am

I do not believe Dr. Batam comment. I have seen this shark too and he can running very fast, but I do not believe he can jump over large submarine. I think he exaggerate.
   comment# 42   - Quang Chen · Beijing, China · May 1, 2007 @ 11:58pm

Ugly woman eating ugly shark - I see no problem here.
   comment# 43   - Jeff · Philly, PA · May 4, 2007 @ 3:12pm

It looks fake, but then again most of the species in the world are living on the sea floor, and we know only a little of them. So there is no doubt that something like this could be real. I myself have seen a fish with legs, but it looked more like a really big salamander with gills.
   comment# 44   - Brian · USA · May 15, 2007 @ 7:16am

I wonder if the legs are tender and tasty like frog legs!
   comment# 45   - Gregg · USA · May 21, 2007 @ 3:27pm

Here we go! Mark my words the sissy environmenatalists are gonna use this one to try and further their cause. I say we eat the damn things, every last one we can. I don't care how rare, freakish, hell-bent, or otherwise this critter might be! The planet is just fine, just leave it alone and keep your greedy hands out of my wallet, hippie!
   comment# 46   - Jed · Mobile, AL · May 25, 2007 @ 8:34am

Lots of animals have legs, why should sharks be any different? I would still like to see it though!
   comment# 47   - Richard · Boca Raton, FL · May 25, 2007 @ 9:24am

I believe it.
   comment# 48   - Fedor · Moscow, Russia · May 25, 2007 @ 10:19am

Are you all friggin' crazy??? Sharks don't have legs, morons! This is a joke.
   comment# 49   - Lance Jennings · El Paso, Tx · May 25, 2007 @ 12:49pm

Lance, I think you lack faith. God is REAL and he occasionally put things in front of us to test our faith. They may not make any sense logically, but that is why this is a test of "faith" not logic. Stop believing with your eyes and start believing with your heart.
   comment# 50   - Chelsea · Boise, ID · May 28, 2007 @ 4:39pm

I bet this old boy would be rather tasty, what with the well-exercised legs and all. Reckon there is a bit of dark meat round those legs. I would like to try one of these weird sharks, perhaps poached in a white wine sauce. I'd certainly start with the legs!
   comment# 51   - Graham · Wigan, England · May 28, 2007 @ 4:45pm

I am saddened that we have to resort to discussions of eating this remarkable creature. It is has only just been discovered and greedy carnivores can't wait to sink their disgusting canines into it! How barbaric!! I had my canine teeth removed as a peace offering to Mother Earth and I wish more people would do the same.
   comment# 52   - Autumn Peace Wolf · Flagstaff, AZ · May 28, 2007 @ 4:49pm

Never seen one and I've seen my share of sharks in that part of the world. I wonder if this is a phony. Why the hell would a shark have those appendages if they're not legs? Strange!
   comment# 53   - Bruce · Perth, Australia · May 28, 2007 @ 6:32pm

Man yall been too busy looking at them legs, but did you see the pretty mouth on this thing?
   comment# 54   - Jesco · Peytona, WV · Jun 7, 2007 @ 1:06am

Hi folk's, please do not argue again about this shark, we (Sulawesi people in Indonesia) was so familliar with this shark, we eat this shark to, buat we didn't eat this "legs" like a frog, it's digusting, there is not a freak shark, if you want to see it let's come to our country and don't forget to bring your underwater camera, the picture below is not surprise me at all. It's not a sign from God or some "mutant things", it's so natural and we have a lot of here......... It's true they can run by their "legs" but they can swim to, so I believe Dr. Batam comment, it jump over the sub marine but its not because the "legs", its jump and swim. regard.. (sorry about the bad language ..............Peace)
   comment# 55   - Omsigit · Makasar, Indonesia · Jun 9, 2007 @ 8:58am

Here in cattle country we do not have the opportunity to eat sharks. I bet it would be good though. I catch bass all the time though, but never seen one with legs. WOW!
   comment# 56   - Lawrence · Kansas · Jun 9, 2007 @ 1:07pm

I think sharks taste like chicken, so I bet the legs are dark meat. I wonder if these things have gizzards and livers too.
   comment# 57   - Hank · Austin, TX · Jun 9, 2007 @ 1:13pm

Why are people talking so much about EATING this thing, rather than the unique discovery of sharks with legs. How crazy is that?
   comment# 58   - Laura · Chicago · Jun 9, 2007 @ 1:15pm

Lions and tigers and bears and web-feet sharks! Oh My!
   comment# 59   - Harriott · Kissimmee, FL · Jun 13, 2007 @ 11:21am

Lordy I bet that sucker can put up one heck of a fight. I fish amberjack off the oil rigs and when they grab hold of them support beams below the rig, they are next to impossible to land. I bet these little web-foot sharks would fight like a stuck pig when you get one on the line. especially if you're fishin them on a reef if they get them legs dug in real good. i'd like to try but i bet you can't land one, not on a reef where they can grab ahold with those legs. still, i'd like to try
   comment# 60   - Pops · Mobile, AL · Jun 13, 2007 @ 11:27am

Are sharks related to animals? I thought only animals had legs.
   comment# 61   - Kerry · Trenton, NJ · Jun 13, 2007 @ 11:28am

I think this is not serious.
   comment# 62   - Hans · Germany · Jun 14, 2007 @ 12:55pm

Hans, what the hell do you know about sharks? They don't have sharks in Germany! Looks real to me!
   comment# 63   - Steele · Galveston, Texas · Jun 15, 2007 @ 9:32pm

there is no way this picture can be real. it looks like a poor example of combining to pictures
   comment# 64   - william james · sandusky, ohio · Jun 20, 2007 @ 2:20pm

...all sharks are animals Kerry. Just like trout are animals and cats are animals and humans are animals... Steele...anyone can find pictures of sharks on tv, or the internet, or...gee...I don't know...books I don't know, pictures are easy to photoshop, it's probably a fake, but they say that fish did evolve to walk on land, and dolphins still have bones for their legs/feet (which is it?) so there is always a possibility it's real. And if it is, what a find! It would be interesting to see a follow up on this.
   comment# 65   - Taylor · Ventura, California · Jun 21, 2007 @ 7:38pm

Sharks are fish. Geez, some of you people are dumb as hell “Sharks aren't fish “ “shark is pretty similar to a fish” “are sharks related to animals?” Didn’t you people go to, (oh where did I learn about sharks?) Elementary school?!
   comment# 66   - Erro · USA · Jun 21, 2007 @ 8:02pm

Deformed claspers. Case closed.
   comment# 67   - Dan · Bronx, USA · Jun 21, 2007 @ 9:27pm

sharks are a fish they belong in the family of cartilige fish.
   comment# 68   - brian · missouri,usa · Jun 22, 2007 @ 4:13am

Fish are not animals, they are fish. Animals have fur and uses the mother milk to feed the young. Fish do not do this. Therefore not animals!
   comment# 69   - Uwe · Germany · Jun 24, 2007 @ 2:26pm

Sharks are not animals? I thought there are 4 animal kingdoms: mammals, fish, reptiles, and maybe turtles? anyway i was taught that fish are one of the animal kingdoms. yeah fish have to be animals, they're not plants!
   comment# 70   - Don · Hawaii · Jun 25, 2007 @ 1:23pm

Why did the web-feet shark cross the road? To test the faith of nonbelievers on the other side.
   comment# 71   - Patricia · Galway, Ireland · Jun 25, 2007 @ 2:50pm

this is obvously a fake with two pictures merged together, theres no such thing as this because we would have heard about it on the news or the newspapers, and by the way fish are animals but their not mammals, you nincompoops.
   comment# 72   - dmitrys · bristol, england · Jun 27, 2007 @ 5:02am

Scientist freaks, stop the experiments!!!!!
   comment# 73   - Carina · Mesa, Arizona · Jun 28, 2007 @ 2:41pm

i am certain this is fooled. i believe in things, but this is not one of them,
   comment# 74   - tallywacker · france · Jul 6, 2007 @ 8:54pm

man you guys are nuts! sharks rock, but they don't walk!
   comment# 75   - sebastian bach · golden, co · Jul 8, 2007 @ 10:54pm

you a bunch of suckas. this aint no fish. its a squid or something.
   comment# 76   - pam · new york · Jul 9, 2007 @ 9:16pm

so does this mean rays have feet too?
   comment# 77   - ken · texas · Jul 21, 2007 @ 11:00am

I don't think sharks have feet as such, maybe that's just what they CALL them. I bet these appendages are used for other purposes. But then again Dr. Ron Batam has seen them "running", so maybe they are...
   comment# 78   - Harold · Utah · Jul 23, 2007 @ 5:34pm

Great! Now you're telling me that God is tinkering with the sea creatures too. I thought He only did that to the dinosaurs. My faith is strong, so I believe what I see in these pictures.
   comment# 79   - Patricia · Omaha · Jul 24, 2007 @ 9:18pm

If God is 'tinkering" in order to test my faith, then all I have to say is grow up man. Just do what it is you are supposed to do and stop making an example out of us to glorify yourself to all your other creations. I believe this is possibly a step toward proving that advanced evolution can take place.
   comment# 80   - Dan · Kentucky · Jul 27, 2007 @ 8:37pm

It really doesn't matter if the shark was added into the picture or not, it still has legs and feet. So those of you who think it's photo shopped it really doesn't matter.
   comment# 81   - Brandon · Missouri · Jul 27, 2007 @ 10:50pm

my god...i cant believe how stupid someof you are.."are sharks animals??" no duh they are animals!!!what are some of you smoking??? its evolution you nuts!!! its been proven that dinosaurs were here but they arent mentioned in the a believer but im not retarded (no offense to anyone). why cant evolution be real AND god be real. ever heard of a mistake??? maybe somebody just made a mistake in the bible??? its been proven that thngs evolve. WAKE UP, BIBLETHUMPERS!!!!learn not to be so narrowminded...geez.
   comment# 82   - Brookie · Mckinney, texas, usa · Jul 28, 2007 @ 5:44pm

i sort of have to agree with brookie here. are people really that ignorant? animals are things that breath, reproduce, take in nutrients, release waste, and grow. and i don't know if these are claspers or legs of evolution. sometimes thing happen out of the ordinary. we have to deal with that. and y is everyone obsessed with eating it?!? u hicks! all u thing about is eating, no wonder there's so much obesity today. and maybe this is something new from God, we don't know. just because we're humans doesn't mean we always have to have an answer for everything we see. as far as i know, we're scientifically animals, and as far as God knows, we're just as smart as them too, deal with it.
   comment# 83   - alex anonymous · anonymous · Jul 30, 2007 @ 5:59pm

Those aren't legs, they are (bone-less) claspers. Dr. Yasin was talking about the coelecanth fish recently caught in Sulawesi, which does have 4 stumpy legs (with bones). This shark might drag the claspers at times, giving the illusion of running.
   comment# 84   - daud · Eureka Calif. · Jul 31, 2007 @ 8:31am

   comment# 85   - Pookie · augusta, georgia · Jul 31, 2007 @ 11:18am

I hope they learn more about this fascinating creature! I read that the Mako Shark is the fastest fish in the ocean. I wonder if they've ever clocked one of these "running" sharks?
   comment# 86   - Hal · Michigan · Aug 2, 2007 @ 10:06pm

That really does look fake cause if you look at it close in the close up, It looks another color. Not that i'm saying it is fake, but it does look like it.
   comment# 87   - Kaylyn · USA · Aug 3, 2007 @ 4:35pm

woah what a crazy shark part of the male anatomy
   comment# 88   - jaws · pa · Aug 7, 2007 @ 8:49am

Candy gram, pizza guy,....Land Shark. didn't they have a cartoon at one point with crap like this. friggin' Sharks shoot them all
   comment# 89   - Prof. Applehead · Washington D.C. · Aug 9, 2007 @ 10:30am

I only use sharks for torturing other people - I think these clasper legs will make a fine addition to the many tools of pain affliction at my disposal!!!! I hate you!
   comment# 90   - Voldemort · Hogwarts, UK · Aug 10, 2007 @ 12:05pm

We should be more worried about the status of sharks worldwide and work to combat the vilification and persecution by humans. New discoveries are interesting, but will it help save these majestic creatures?
   comment# 91   - Lemmy · Scotland · Aug 13, 2007 @ 9:35am

I don't know what to make of this. So much misinformation. Is there a trusted source where we can learn the true meaning of these so-called "legged-sharks"? These comments do nothing but confuse me!
   comment# 92   - Kat · Oklahoma · Aug 13, 2007 @ 4:20pm

Wow...what a collection of incredible comments ranging from photo shop accusations to preaching sessions from front porch theologians(they were my personal fave). They're deformed claspers people...and if the folks brought the specimen to a lab for study as opposed to tossing it in the ocean out of mythological fear the answer would be even more obvious.
   comment# 93   - Gabriel · Richmond, USA · Aug 16, 2007 @ 10:59am

This story is easy to solve. Simply look at the "legs" and see if there are joints. Legs must have joints, otherwise this structure must be used for something else.
   comment# 94   - Hassir · Egypt · Aug 16, 2007 @ 11:48am

Clappers?!!! I had no idea sharks could use clappers! Clap on! Clap off! That's hilarious!!!
   comment# 95   - Kimmie · Pennsylvania (Dutch country!) · Aug 16, 2007 @ 3:31pm

How dare you make a mockery of my kin! You will feel my wrath very, very soon. Silly humans! Watch Hurricane Dean very carefully and think about your hurtful comments.
   comment# 96   - Neptune · Atlantis · Aug 16, 2007 @ 9:36pm

You all make me laugh. I can't stop...the comments are so funny.
   comment# 97   - Stephanie · Durham, NC · Aug 17, 2007 @ 10:37am

Those pictures are so fake. I could do a better job with crayons! Why does the woman appear in perfect focus yet the shark is fuzzy and blurry?
   comment# 98   - Paul · Chicago · Aug 17, 2007 @ 6:15pm

I see no problem here. We find these sharks often in Japan. It is real.
   comment# 99   - Kenji · Japan · Aug 17, 2007 @ 11:35pm

I hope this is not serious
   comment# 100   - Wafe · Poland · Aug 18, 2007 @ 11:37pm

Holy crap! (pun intended) Who would guess that an unsuspecting little shark could represent so much on a theological level. I mean, one little freak shark signals the end times??? C'mon people!
   comment# 101   - Bob Flowers · Pittsburg, Penn. · Aug 19, 2007 @ 10:09pm

Doesn't look like a doctored image to me.
   comment# 102   - Asche Djidoi · LA, CA · Aug 20, 2007 @ 10:23am

I've fished for sharks my entire life yet I've seen none with appendages like this.
   comment# 103   - David · New Zealand · Aug 20, 2007 @ 10:39am

Holy mackerel! Get it? OK, so the general public is pretty dumb when it comes to science, as illustrated here. But what kind of journalist would write this rubbish??
   comment# 104   - Funny Grrrl · Oklahoma · Aug 20, 2007 @ 10:22pm

I have never heard of such problems with God playing jokes on his people. I think this shark is very real and yes God created it, but I do not think he places things in our world to confuse us.
   comment# 105   - Abiramin · India · Aug 21, 2007 @ 9:44am

I have seen sharks like that here in the USA too. I think those are penises, not legs
   comment# 106   - OBXangler · North Carolina · Aug 21, 2007 @ 10:49am

Why all the talk of eating the damn thing. If it's something that recently been discovered, shouldn't we exercise a little caution and study it first?
   comment# 107   - Phish Phan · USA · Aug 21, 2007 @ 12:09pm

I thought sharks did not have bones. At least that what we were taught in school. How can these appendages be legs if they're not made of bone? It has to be something else.
   comment# 108   - Todd · USA · Aug 22, 2007 @ 12:48pm

Crazy nuts! Sharks evolved those legs or whatever they are... your God had nothing to do with it!!
   comment# 109   - Oliver · Atlanta, GA · Aug 22, 2007 @ 3:42pm

This is exactly why you shouldn't mix science and religion! You end up with a jumble of nonsensical banter like these comments. Are all Americans this crazy, or does this website attract the nuttiest of your lot?
   comment# 110   - Kory · Australia · Aug 23, 2007 @ 11:25am

Folks how come they can't both be right? God did put that critter here, whether it has legs or not. You can be sure of that! I'm not sure about all this business of testing faith and whatnot, it probably means different things to different folks. The Lord works in mysterious ways. My faith is strong and therefore I do not care if this thing has legs, or if it can dance a jig or even if it can speak Mexican! I will marvel in its beauty all the same and thank our Lord, Savior and Creator for putting that strange beast on this eearth and giving me the opportunity to appreciate it. And that's all.
   comment# 111   - Frank Giles · Monroe, Louisana, USA · Aug 23, 2007 @ 10:53pm

Wow!!!! This is one of the most enlightening things I've ever read! Keep the dialog going!
   comment# 112   - Gerry · Ontario · Aug 26, 2007 @ 3:18pm

This is false story. I see it many times in email messages. The shark is not having legs, but instead have 2 manhood. I have a manhood but I cannot walk with it!
   comment# 113   - Kul · Turkey · Aug 26, 2007 @ 7:03pm

This is about the dumbest thing I've ever seen folks. C'mon!!! I realize that our understanding of science is pretty dismal in this country, but we can do better than this! It's ignorant people like that who keep the evolution vs. creation "debate" going. (long sigh)
   comment# 114   - Egghead · USA · Aug 27, 2007 @ 6:28am

Perhaps if you Americans would spend more time studying science, you would understand simple scientific concepts. Those structures are called "claspers". All male chondrichthyes (cartilagenous fishes) have them. Even if the shark in this picture is rare or unusual, anyone who has ever seen a male shark, skate or ray has seen claspers. Nothing at all unusual about this.
   comment# 115   - Jean · Nice, France · Aug 27, 2007 @ 12:58pm

Give the poor shark a chance. It may be deformed or freakishly endowed, but it serves some role in the ecosystem. Even Frankenstein was hated at first.
   comment# 116   - Bobby · Nantucket, USA · Aug 28, 2007 @ 12:16pm

Well if you ask me, the people writing these comments are WAAAYYYY freakier than this shark.
   comment# 117   - Craig · Houston, TX · Aug 28, 2007 @ 9:01pm

I bet this shark came from France and that's why it's so deformed. Jean, I'd like to remind you that if not for the good ole US of A, yall would be goose-stepping and speaking GERMAN right now. So don't criticize our education system - at least we know how to protect ourselves!!!
   comment# 118   - French h8tr · U.S.A!!!! · Aug 29, 2007 @ 7:02pm

I've seen both sharks and rays with those things. I don't think they're legs. God put all things here on Earth, but this is no sign from him. It's just normal nature.
   comment# 119   - Roger Mandel · Alaska · Sep 1, 2007 @ 8:34pm

Who's God?? and why is he/she messing with out heads????
   comment# 120   - Gabriel Young · California · Sep 2, 2007 @ 11:21am

If you drop acid and look at the pic, I can see the legs moving, or perhaps running. it's pretty cool.
   comment# 121   - Harelip · California · Sep 2, 2007 @ 6:51pm

I search the internet for more stories related to 'webed feet' shark and i found nothing. Therefore I think this story is false
   comment# 122   - Prithi · India · Sep 3, 2007 @ 1:59pm

How convenient that it was thrown back into the ocean leaving no evidence. (Pictures are not evidence.)
   comment# 123   - Morgan Gunnsmith · Washington, USA · Sep 4, 2007 @ 6:24pm

Does anyone even CARE about this shark? All these people are saying is "let's eat it" or "God is using it to test our faith". What about the shark itself? I'd like to learn more about this curious creature.
   comment# 124   - Reg · Ohio · Sep 4, 2007 @ 10:06pm

This is wild man. I never heard of sharks with legs.
   comment# 125   - Cameron · Amsterdam · Sep 5, 2007 @ 5:18pm

I think this is some evil trick by Davy Jones, not God. I bet Davy is having a good laugh at us all right now... He glued those legs on that shark just for kicks. I'm certain of it.
   comment# 126   - Fred · California · Sep 5, 2007 @ 5:34pm

WELL I'll be damn. I seen crawdads jump out of the pot when we cooks him. I bet these leggged sharks would put up a helluva fight trying to get him in the pot.
   comment# 127   - Merrill · New Orleans, USA · Sep 5, 2007 @ 8:27pm

I think this lady made the right decision in not cooking this shark. I wouldn't want to eat some mutant freak shark either.
   comment# 128   - Lori · Omaha, Nebraska · Sep 6, 2007 @ 3:28pm

I thought those people were starving. This must have been one F'ed up shark for her to throw it back!
   comment# 129   - Brad · USA · Sep 7, 2007 @ 9:58am

Are you sure God sent this shark? Has anyone considered the possibility that perhaps it was, ohh I don't know, maybe SATAN?!!
   comment# 130   - Gina Conners · Denver, Colorado · Sep 8, 2007 @ 7:38pm

who knows if its real or not? I've seen a couple of weird things myself. Ever heard about a two headed cobra?
   comment# 131   - jeffrey james · cape town, south africa · Sep 11, 2007 @ 3:14am

You can see abnormal fish all the time if you spend enough time on the river. Over my long life of fishing, I've seen 4-eyed fish, fish missing fins, and even yep, a two-headed fish. Freak things just happen sometimes.
   comment# 132   - Paul Kicklighter · Tennessee · Sep 12, 2007 @ 11:10am

Freak fish?!!! How about a freak woman?? She's missing an ear and fingers. and what's that on her necklace? an upside-down manhood???
   comment# 133   - Caliie · nowhere · Sep 12, 2007 @ 11:12am

I think this whole thing is stupid. Who cares? Whether it's real or fake, what difference does it really make?
   comment# 134   - P-Diddy · Yep · Sep 21, 2007 @ 8:15pm

Are you people smoking crack?!! Fish don't have legs! Period!
   comment# 135   - Hedder · La La land · Sep 23, 2007 @ 5:15pm

This is interesting news indeed. I also read about a new fish fossil recently discovered that has something like legs.
   comment# 136   - Sloan · Frankfurt, Germany · Sep 24, 2007 @ 2:21pm

Guess what folks? All sharks are gonna die soon, followed by humans, so this story is really irrelevant and soon there will be no one to report such insignificant matters.
   comment# 137   - Happy · North Pole · Sep 24, 2007 @ 5:38pm

My brother Larry told me about this story and I didn't believe him. I still don't believe it. I think those pinchers are doctored.
   comment# 138   - Jim · Arkansas · Oct 2, 2007 @ 11:42pm

Of all the cock and bull stories! This is completely fake.
   comment# 139   - George Williston · Laramie, WY · Oct 3, 2007 @ 10:19am

I can't understand why so many people are skeptical of the picture. Looks OK to me - why is it so hard to believe a shark can have legs or claspers or whatever they're called.
   comment# 140   - Mitch Parker · New York · Oct 3, 2007 @ 2:41pm

This is one of the strangest things I've ever seen.
   comment# 141   - Carol Steele · Miami, FL · Oct 4, 2007 @ 10:00am

I think it is very suspicious that she is holding those leg things the way she is. Its almost like she's kinda holding them in place. I think it's fake.
   comment# 142   - Clara · nowhere · Oct 4, 2007 @ 5:01pm

I have a pet shark called Eric and he has legs too. I also have a pet Halibut called Eric but he has no legs. My pet cat Eric and my pet dog Eric both have legs. But my pet clam Eric does not.
   comment# 143   - Eric · England · Oct 4, 2007 @ 5:09pm

I have seen these things on many different sharks. Only male sharks have these - there's no mystery here. Get outside and go fishing folks!
   comment# 144   - Sharky Joe · Boston, MA · Oct 10, 2007 @ 3:18pm

So can these sharks get athlete's foot?
   comment# 145   - Holly · Alabama · Oct 12, 2007 @ 8:17am

I wrote a song about this shark
   comment# 146   - Peter Paul and Mary · California · Oct 15, 2007 @ 11:07am

Is this serious? I have difficulty to determine if this story is real.
   comment# 147   - Brinkley · Paris, France · Oct 17, 2007 @ 6:42am

How can this be so confusing? Sharks have 2 external penises for reproduction.
   comment# 148   - Gerry Sandlin · Portland, OR · Oct 23, 2007 @ 9:11pm

it will be creepy if shark with legs walking on land. Like that one that lady holding it.
   comment# 149   - Unknowns · united state of american · Oct 25, 2007 @ 9:42am

This is exactly what happens in a "free" exchange of ideas, just a bunch of hubbub and misinformation. The internet is a failed experiment. The best source of information is still a book.
   comment# 150   - Paula Ulrich · USA · Oct 25, 2007 @ 1:19pm

There is only one Book and it the Word of God. Paula was right in saying that "books" are the best source of information, but I think that she should have said Book, not "books". God's Word is the best and only source of information for me and my family. If you read that good Book, you might understand why some of these freak occurrences are happening! Repent while you still can!!!
   comment# 151   - Harvey Lightfoot · Arkansas · Oct 30, 2007 @ 5:44pm

I love sharks but I would never eat one! This is truly one of life's mysteries and we should leave it alone. Pay no attention to my buttocks, I have seen a running shark!!!
   comment# 152   - Hibiscus · California · Nov 9, 2007 @ 8:30am

I saw a human with 4 legs and 4 arms today. How about that? Is it a sign of end times or just a ferak occurence? I think freaky things just happen sometimes. Makes life interested.
   comment# 153   - Cat · Harlem, NY · Nov 9, 2007 @ 1:44pm

I do not believe this story - it looks fake. All these comments are crazy too!
   comment# 154   - Paul · Peru · Nov 11, 2007 @ 11:45am

I wish all you people would not be so foolish and arrogant. We should net pretend to know all these things. We can never truly know God's will or His purpose. Perhaps He created this shark with legs when He created all of His other creations and we've just never seen one before. This happens quite often in nature. Also He could have placed this abomination on the planet to signal the end times. We can never hope to understand God's plan for the world or even his plan for us individually. If you live your life according to the Word of God, you need not worry about any of these issues. Regardless of the reason this strange shark has come into my life, I am secure in the knowledge that I will be spending all eternity at the side of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
   comment# 155   - Lisa Lopez · El Paso, Texas · Nov 11, 2007 @ 12:03pm

This is all one big stinky pack of bologna! All sharks have these things and they're not legs!
   comment# 156   - Keith Phelps · Cape Cod · Nov 11, 2007 @ 6:11pm

This is one of the stranger commentaries I've seen on a website. Enlightening? Not sure, but entertaining nonetheless.
   comment# 157   - Sheila Jones · North Dakota · Nov 12, 2007 @ 12:58pm

Do a quick Google search for images of shark claspers, you'll see that these "legs" are common.
   comment# 158   - John Tracer · Hilo, Hawaii · Nov 13, 2007 @ 8:30pm
- Editor: If the legs are so common, how come someone had to photoshop them in?

I checked all around the internet and this seems like a common feature in male sharks. They are not legs. I can't imagine why this "debate" is so lengthy and intense?
   comment# 159   - Sheila Jones · North Dakota · Nov 13, 2007 @ 10:05pm

What?? Sharks have legs? I have never seen anything about this on Dicsovery channel.
   comment# 160   - Geri King · Warner Robins, GA · Nov 15, 2007 @ 5:39pm

Memanglah ganjil,tapi apa yang nak dikatakan pelik sebab apa yang terjadi pasti ada hikmahnya. that is God creature must be have a reason, please don`t ever think that only a human was prefect.
   comment# 161   - Mark Ronny · Limbang,Malaysia · Nov 16, 2007 @ 12:54am

Listen, I don't care about all the why's and what for's. I want to see a damn video of this thing running and jumping, like that guy from Singapore said they do. Can we request Discovery or National Geographic to do a show on this "marathon shark"???
   comment# 162   - Timmy · Hartford · Nov 16, 2007 @ 10:46am

Timmy, Slow your roll G. This thing ain't real - nobody's gonna do no documentary on it.
   comment# 163   - Kenny · New Mexico · Nov 19, 2007 @ 8:29am

Listen folks, the Lord does not work in such strange and vindictive ways. You who think you know God's purpose for you or some one else or even for this shark are badly mistaken. Do not try to reason with God, you will lose every time!
   comment# 164   - Paul Beckett · Lancaster, PA · Nov 20, 2007 @ 10:39am

How insane is this??? Sharks do NOT walk, Jesus did NOT exist, and God does NOT play games with his creations. End of debate!
   comment# 165   - Larry Schwartz · The Big Apple, NY! · Nov 21, 2007 @ 10:12am

people eat sharksfin soup. it's a chinese delicacy. anyway, STOP TAKING THE BLOODY yellow water OUT OF MALAYSIAN PEOPLE. I'M MALAYSIAN FOR HELL'S SAKE
   comment# 166   - shannon · california · Nov 21, 2007 @ 12:01pm

I eat shark fin soup. So what? There is no yellow water in Malaysian people, what the hell are you talking about?
   comment# 167   - Reg · India · Nov 24, 2007 @ 8:14pm

That's a nice fish Mary. You should be proud, not scared. I think you should have eaten the fish.
   comment# 168   - Lo-Lo · Athens, Greece · Nov 24, 2007 @ 8:18pm

So you're saying she should be "Proud Mary". Get it?
   comment# 169   - Bob Newcastle · Alaska · Nov 25, 2007 @ 8:51pm

Is the world really this crazy? This post is scaring me.
   comment# 170   - Karl Lucker · Pennsylvania · Dec 1, 2007 @ 2:06pm

Oh Boy! Shark legs for dinner anyone???
   comment# 171   - Mark Henry · Seattle · Dec 3, 2007 @ 12:14pm

Maybe sharks will be the next fish to walk on land and further evolve. Crazy stuff!
   comment# 172   - Jonathan · Sydney, Australia · Dec 4, 2007 @ 6:22pm

These legs would make perfect faux fish stix. LOL!
   comment# 173   - Shelly Johnson · Cornwall · Dec 5, 2007 @ 10:15pm

Shark meat is good.
   comment# 174   - Dusty Rhodes · Long Island, NY · Dec 5, 2007 @ 10:29pm

I've seen sharks like that in the GA Aquarium. Many sharks have legs like this one, it's not special or unique.
   comment# 175   - Jeffry DeBeers · Atlanta, GA · Dec 6, 2007 @ 7:50am
- Editor: Was it dead?

Seems like if these things can run, someone would have a picture or video of it. I searched Google and found nothing of the sort.
   comment# 176   - Jerry Palmer · Indiana · Dec 9, 2007 @ 3:36pm

just a freak of nature
   comment# 177   - musser · rochester, pa · Dec 15, 2007 @ 12:27pm

   comment# 178   - loi duc chung · us · Dec 22, 2007 @ 6:48pm

No this is real. There are many sharks such as this in the waters around malaysia. In the museum near where i live there are skeltens of these sharks like Dr.Batam says. These sharks run on sea floor at fast speed and that is why none are usual. ARE YOU ALL FREAKIN MAD??? either its a really really bad photoshop or the woman is as mutilated as the shark.
   comment# 179   - Quin Yi · malaysia · Jan 3, 2008 @ 8:11pm

For god's sake, stop fighting for just the shark,as humans have deficiencies and some people have extra legs and hands it can be that it is just a natural process. Believe me nature can do anything.Or maybe it has its parents as a dad duck and mom shark!!!!!
   comment# 180   - Ash chandler · U.S · Jan 18, 2008 @ 2:10am

is that shark fake because i never seen a shark with leg hahahahaha can i steal him from you
   comment# 181   - shana · New Hampshier · Jan 26, 2008 @ 6:33am

Um, seriously people? Learn a little about the anatomy of animals and fish. It's not exactly fake. Claspers - paired sperm-transfer organs of a male shark. They might not be 'webbed feet' like you're thinking. Maybe the shark's reproduction organs are a little deformed. And this is coming from a fifteen-year-old. Do your homework before you make a comment.
   comment# 182   - Chelsea · America · Jan 27, 2008 @ 9:51am

I think this is as fake as the day is long (in summer, on the solstice).
   comment# 183   - Clemmie Gaston · Wyoming · Feb 24, 2008 @ 12:42pm

Hey people, weird things happen all the time, why is this so hard to believe?
   comment# 184   - Graham Little · Pittsburg · Feb 25, 2008 @ 11:22am

I have seen a snake with legs and a cow with two heads. I think sometimes strange mutations just happen. These things are all a part of God's perfect plan and just because we can not comprehend God's plan does not mean that this is fake!
   comment# 185   - Louise Taylor · Not telling · Feb 26, 2008 @ 8:03am

I agree with others that they appear to be claspers (sex organs of the male sharks), except they do look slightly different to the norm.
   comment# 186   - Laura · NZ · Mar 1, 2008 @ 6:27pm

I do believe that such things really exists,even though i haven't seen it.But i do study marine organisms and there are more to that.
   comment# 187   - Kelly · Suva,Fiji Island · Mar 3, 2008 @ 1:17am

The Lord works in mysterious ways and I find amusement in watching Him work his magic on all you fools! The Lord is ruler of all things in this world, lest you forget!!
   comment# 188   - Graham Cracker · Salem, MA · Mar 4, 2008 @ 4:43pm

I'm a graphic designer. I use Photoshop, and although it could be done ,I also believe that there is an entire unknown world in the oceans that we have yet to discover completely. This shark is proof of that, as it is also proof of evolution.
   comment# 189   - Luigi · Tx, USA · Mar 11, 2008 @ 6:36pm

this is extremely rare and put it back to ocean. u don't need this for food.
   comment# 190   - susan buatois · novelty, ohio · Mar 13, 2008 @ 10:30am

I read my Bible as much as the next person, but I have never heard of anything this bizarre happening since the days of the Old Testament. Those days were filled with plagues, freak occurrences, and other such miracles. The fact that we are seeing something like this TODAY really sets my mind towards the Revelation. Are you ready to meet Him? I am. You folks better set your business right with the Lord TODAY! DO NOT WAIT!!!
   comment# 191   - Starla Hedgecliff · Arkansas · Mar 17, 2008 @ 2:32pm

I am saddened to learn that this freak shark spells our demise. Satan, shall I begin killing the children now?
   comment# 192   - Happy, the sad clown · The circus · Mar 17, 2008 @ 2:43pm

This is some of the craziest stuff I've ever heard. This world is even nuttier than I thought!
   comment# 193   - Lee Polk · Charlotte, NC · Mar 18, 2008 @ 11:29am

Fish, mammals, reptiles, and birds are all animals. Sharks are fish. People are mammals. These are the shark's claspers, not feet. You people are stupid and gullible. Stop reading your Bible and get an education!
   comment# 194   - BlueWave · Honolulu · Mar 19, 2008 @ 5:33pm

All male sharks have "legs" you idiots! The males use them for reproduction. Just search the internet for pictures of "claspers" and you'll see what I mean.
   comment# 195   - Cap. Steve · Cape May, NJ · Mar 19, 2008 @ 11:01pm

That's it's reproductive organs -_- anyone can see that!!!1 hello i'm 15 and i know that male sharks have two long "feet" that are their genitals!!!! talk about needing a story!
   comment# 196   - Rhianna Milton · Australia · Mar 28, 2008 @ 5:05am

They use these legs for ejaculation. It is normal and natural.
   comment# 197   - Dabby Smith · Oregon · Mar 29, 2008 @ 10:13pm

Sinning is natural. I am not surprised at all to see the sinful responses throughout this web page.
   comment# 198   - Lee Harris · Louisiana · Mar 30, 2008 @ 10:52pm

Why is this story so popular? This is just a bunch of crazy people yammering about Biblical crap.
   comment# 199   - Craig Polley · Pittsburg, PA · Apr 1, 2008 @ 7:18pm

All of you are being an less than intelligent person. These webbed feet of baby shark looks an awesome u all less than intelligent person people. So what, it is natural the way GOD created. I like it and i think it's cute. These lady should not eat this.
   comment# 200   - Sue Maestro · Newbury, OHio · Apr 2, 2008 @ 12:32pm

Some fish do have vestigial leg bones - mostly the aquatic mammals. That said these may be deformed claspers-or not. It does not surprise me. Just a side note little odd animals do not mark the end of times and reading your Bible does not make you uneducated. It looks as if we have several ignorate people from both sides of the argument here. I suggest you all take it down a few pegs and realize you may not know as much as you think you do. Cool picture though. Now for the real question---Who wins a shark with legs and feet or a bear with gills. Have at it.
   comment# 201   - JD · NJ,USA · Apr 2, 2008 @ 2:03pm

These are simply part of a male shark's reproductive organs. No big deal. shark is DEFNITELY already dead though. poor litle fella.
   comment# 202   - bys · arington va, usa · Apr 4, 2008 @ 9:09am

This critter definitely does signal Biblical doom. Sharks are not fish. Most people posting here are so ignorant I do not even want to address them. This lady should not eat this freak unless she is prepared for an unholy encounter of a very large magnitude.
   comment# 203   - Ivan Stang · Dallas, TX · Apr 4, 2008 @ 10:08pm

Shark with legs would destroy a bear with gills. Any day.
   comment# 204   - Tim Harrison · Arlington, VA · Apr 4, 2008 @ 10:49pm

That is neat but,are there then sharks like that in indonesia??
   comment# 205   - jim whitley · usa · Apr 6, 2008 @ 10:05am

This shark cannot be reasoned with! It is not human!!!
   comment# 206   - Beavis · Trailer park · Apr 8, 2008 @ 8:11am

   comment# 207   - Tim · usa · Apr 8, 2008 @ 12:30pm

How doth the little sharkypoo Improve his slimy tail And pour the waters of the Guile Upon every baited scale How cheerfully he seems to grin How welcoming his claspers and jaws And beckons little fishes in With gently smiling jaws...............
   comment# 208   - chrissypoo in seattle · seattle, wa, usa · Apr 9, 2008 @ 10:17pm

Jed - Not all who want a "cleaner" earth are the same. If we hurt our own home, that's just plain stupidity. When it's not being "hurt" then just leave it be. The cliche saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies. Autumn - Hunting is a cycle of life. Sure production of meat may hurt the animals being eaten, but it's how all nature lives.
   comment# 209   - A_Canine · Philadelphia, PA · Apr 10, 2008 @ 11:36am

Hmmm... Uggh! OH! ARRRRRGGHHH!!!! Shark good!
   comment# 210   - Cro Magnon · Dordogne, France · Apr 11, 2008 @ 7:53am

Autumn, I have another idea of how you can make an offering to mother earth. why not feed yourself to a shark?
   comment# 211   - Willaim Montgomery · Hawaii · Apr 13, 2008 @ 8:58pm

I don't know anything about that ugly shark, but that poor woman could use some blush or some lipo or something. Her face is toe up!
   comment# 212   - Kiki Seevers · New York, NY · Apr 15, 2008 @ 1:22pm

Well they said this is a baby shark, so how can it have such large clappers? Not sure I buy that theory.
   comment# 213   - Jim Dalton · Kansaas City · Apr 15, 2008 @ 6:40pm

Hi Dr "Ron" Batam, claiming your location to be "Singapore, Malaysia" is something i do not usually expect from people living in this region. Singapore is not part of Malaysia. They are 2 different neighboring countries. Perhaps you are a researcher doing research in both countries? If you have known this information beforehand, i hope that this comment may serve the purpose of clarifying the above mentioned information to readers of your comment. Thanks With regards
   comment# 214   - To Dr "Ron" Batam · Singapore · Apr 17, 2008 @ 1:08am

that is one of the most amazing things that i have ever seen and you must be one of the luckiest people in the world
   comment# 215   - hayden · melboune australia · Apr 17, 2008 @ 9:28pm

There it is! Finally someone read the story and saw what I was waiting for. It does say a BABY shark, and for anyone who knows ANYTHING about sharks, baby sharks' claspers are very small. They do not grow big enough to even use until sexual maturity, which would then depend on the specie of shark, i.e. white sharks mature at 13 years old or more, and at least 12 feet long, other species differ. So, what is it? What do we know about the chemical deposits in the waters of Malaysia? How much pollution could cause deformities, if this is a real picture. IF is the key word here.
   comment# 216   - Katie · Hawaii, USA · Apr 20, 2008 @ 1:02am

I firmly believe this is true. I've seen it on our sharks here in the USA, so why wouldn't Chinese sharks have claspers too?
   comment# 217   - Steve Coles · Harrisonburg, VA USA · Apr 20, 2008 @ 1:11pm

To Ivan of Texas, go back to school!! Sharks are cartilaginous fish! They have gills, take oxygen from the water and are near the top of the ocean food chain. Other studies suggest Orca is the top predator out there. Not fish? Man, you sure have a whole lot to learn.
   comment# 218   - VK · Hawaii · Apr 21, 2008 @ 12:14am

Ummm, VK I hate to tell you this but sharks are not fish, they are chondrichthians. They are different than fish because they do not have bones. Look it up in an encyclopedia (I used Brittanica). It's really sad that we have so many ignorant people in this country, most of them liberals!
   comment# 219   - Tim Lovett · Gary, Indiana · Apr 21, 2008 @ 11:09am

Why do the people like to eat the sharks before examine them? First we need hypothesis the purpose of the legs and how unusual is this leg. Next we can compare the legs to other species that are very similar to understand the function and evolution of this feature. And final we need to look for more of these sharks with legs and determine if all of them possess the leg. Now we can eat the shark. I hope we learn many thing before we eat the shark legs.
   comment# 220   - Jiang Hu · Oregon · Apr 21, 2008 @ 11:15am

Really people, are we this stupid? Tim, you really ought to try liberalism, maybe its the only way to overcome the embarrassing level of ignorance you've demonstrated in your post. Sharks are chondrichthyans, yes. But what is a chondrichthyan? A FISH! And for all you doomsayers, I hope you find your own personal doomsday. Very soon!
   comment# 221   - Barney Simmons · Lancaster, PA · Apr 22, 2008 @ 10:26pm

To IVAN: Sharks (superorder Selachimorpha) are a type of fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton and a streamlined body. They respire with the use of five to seven gill slits. Sharks have a covering of dermal denticles to protect their skin from damage and parasites and to improve fluid dynamics; they also have replaceable teeth.[1] Shark teeth are prized by collectors for their beauty, and because they are surviving relics of ancient sharks that are now extinct. Sharks range in size from the small pygmy shark, Euprotomicrus bispinatus, a deep sea species of only 22 centimetres (9 in) in length, to the whale shark, Rhincodon typus, the largest fish, which grows to a length of approximately 12 metres (39 ft) and which, like baleen whales, feeds only on plankton, squid, and small fish through filter feeding. The bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, is the best known of several species to swim in both salt and fresh water and in deltas.[2] KEEP STUDYING, MAN.
   comment# 222   - Katie · Hawaii · Apr 23, 2008 @ 1:29am

Hey man, has anyone tried smoking these things?
   comment# 223   - Cheech and Chong · East LA · Apr 23, 2008 @ 1:34pm

She should have eaten it. Now the deformed beast is going to be able to reproduce. At least she could have killed it to put it out of its misery.
   comment# 224   - Ken Tassle · Omaha · Apr 29, 2008 @ 8:42am

This is real. It is a smaller shark (not all sharks are 4m long)and yes, she is fondling its male bits. Those are the claspers used to transfer sperm to the female. They are a little oddly shaped, but that's like a person being born with a deformed whatever- it happens.
   comment# 225   - moxie · Salem USA · Apr 30, 2008 @ 8:47am

So if these things are really sex organs, why does the shark have two? That makes no sense! And why do the "sex organs" have toes?!!! I think they're legs.
   comment# 226   - James Hennessey · Cambridge, MA · May 5, 2008 @ 9:10am

End times are here. Be assured of that!
   comment# 227   - Edy Young · Omaha, Nebraska · May 6, 2008 @ 7:36pm

To James: All elasmobranchs have two claspers. During mating, they bite on the fins (rays) or gill slits (sharks) to encourage copulation. Having two claspers enables the male to mate no matter which side of the female he may be on. Females have skin that can be twice as thick as males, and take quite a great deal of damage, but heals quickly. Nature is amazing!! If you Google shark mating pictures, you can find some pretty interesting shots taken by divers.
   comment# 228   - Katie · Hawaii · May 7, 2008 @ 9:18am

ROGER - that is not the ladies arm, its the sharks tail, and the white line is markings on the tail.
   comment# 229   - Piper · West lothian, Scotland · May 7, 2008 @ 9:30am

I think you are all crazy! This is about the dumbest "conversation" I've ever heard. Period. Read a Biology book people, BEFORE you open your mouths and reveal the incredible depths of your ignorance. Otherwise don't comment - it only makes you look like an less than intelligent person!
   comment# 230   - Redbeard · The Ocean · May 7, 2008 @ 5:21pm

I wonder if a shark like this is a good lover?
   comment# 231   - El Steve-O · Houston · May 10, 2008 @ 10:59am

Is this a reliable news source? I've never heard of the Underwater Times, perhaps the whole thing is made up?
   comment# 232   - Haley Reynolds · Washington · May 17, 2008 @ 9:06am
- Editor: I ask myself that question all the time

This is a fake. You can easily tell.
   comment# 233   - Doug Vaughn · Wyoming · May 20, 2008 @ 6:41am

Wake up America. If you look down the comment list on this page the most ludicrous or ignorant, or down right insulting messages come from you guys. You guys get so worked up about everything 'you' believe, be it national pride, or inbreeding i don't know. But for the most powerful country in the world it is a shame, and will give future historians no other choice but to call the age we live in the 'stupid ages'. How Christians can say such things is absurd, Christianity is all about loving (be it yourself, others, other animals, planets, rocks, whatever) and when you talk about the shark being the 'spawn of Satan', all it really shows is that you!!! are in fact the spawn, not of satan but of ignorance and arrogance.
   comment# 234   - Nick · Edinburgh · May 22, 2008 @ 10:04am

Oh my god Nick, some one needed to say it (possibly not the inbreeding but i guess you're pretty angry). Im an American, and yes i have pride in my country, America is built on good democratic ideas, but i totally agree. I spent 3 years in Australia, and when i got home it opened my eyes to how crazy some of us are. Many of the people in the U.S only know what they hear on T.V, and from things their yokel friends tell them, and so it breeds a level of ignorance like no other, that combined with religious fanaticism causes the degradation of civilization which is found here. But its the land of the free so its allowed. Im a marine biologist by profession, and from all that ive learnt during my studies and career is that people, especially us Americans take the natural world for granted, thinking that it is ours for the taking, and screw the consequences. I hearby apologize on behalf of the US for the things these people have posted, it unfairly represents us as a nation of idiots.
   comment# 235   - Ben Sere, · Nebraska · May 22, 2008 @ 11:25am

Never seen anything quite like this. Therefore, a FAKE!
   comment# 236   - Coagulate Gently · Canada · May 22, 2008 @ 4:06pm

Barney Simmons, You and other nonbelievers will soon find out, The Rapture is at hand. The recent tornadic activity is but one example, this walking shark is the proof.
   comment# 237   - Randall · Gloucester, Virginia · May 23, 2008 @ 3:23am

What the heck is going on here? Are there really this many crazy people in the USA? This is very frightening!
   comment# 238   - Cary Berman · Alabama · May 24, 2008 @ 4:58pm

It really makes no difference what we call the weird legs. Just please stop putting down the awesome work of our Lord and creator. When you say ugly things about God's creatures, you're saying ugly things about God, and I am gonna have to say something about that!
   comment# 239   - Timmy James · God's Country! · May 25, 2008 @ 2:43pm

I love all of God's creatures, but I do not see what is wrong with eating sharks? Some people are just crazy and there is nothing that can be done to prevent that.
   comment# 240   - Keith Poplar · Utah · May 28, 2008 @ 8:30am

No way!!! This can't be real! A running shark?????? I have heard everything now.
   comment# 241   - Petra Riley · Kansas · May 28, 2008 @ 9:53pm

I too find comfort in the Lord, in every way. I am not afraid or even surprised by this finding. God knows more than we do. The shark is not a freak, we simply do not understand it or God's purpose for it.
   comment# 242   - Terry Baldwin · West Virginia · May 28, 2008 @ 10:01pm

HEEE-HAAW! Boy this is one lively debate about the meaning of... wait, what IS the meaning of this debate? Personally, I think God created this freak demon shark to walk the earth and prey upon Republicans in retribution for what they've done to our planet!
   comment# 243   - Ollie Greene · Arkansas · May 29, 2008 @ 6:55pm

umm, im 17, and from this entertaining "conversation", i have deduced that the likkle claspers are not feet, they hold on while the sharkers do the dirty. so, yeah, it may be photo shopped, but i doubt god put the shark in a 3 paragrah article to make believers outta us, or to signal the apocolipse...sry guys, but if you read the comments, you can kinda get the idea that we just dont obsess aboot sharks the way others do, but its just a way of life...
   comment# 244   - Keke · gig harbor, washington · Jun 1, 2008 @ 9:09pm

Can the shark open and close its legs, like a tiger? If so, this is very disturbing news and could lead to many many dangerous encounters in the near future.
   comment# 245   - Shawn Hanes · Jamaica · Jun 6, 2008 @ 3:55pm

This is certainly news to me. We have lived in the water all our lives and never seen a shark with legs. I have seen many sharks near the house and lots more on the docks in Pensacola when the deep sea boats come in. None of our sharks have legs. This one is pretty unique I think.
   comment# 246   - Tyrone and Hester Boggs · Appalachicola, FL · Jun 7, 2008 @ 12:23pm

Crazy crazy stuff! Never heard of a shark with legs, never heard so many idiots ranting about the significance of it. I think I would have eaten it if I caught it. Why not?
   comment# 247   - Karl Peppers · Louisana · Jun 8, 2008 @ 12:23pm

I have heard that snakes have two claspers two, but I do not think they can run with them.
   comment# 248   - Orrin Yales · Mass. · Jun 10, 2008 @ 10:55pm

ANOTHER running shark?!! i just heard about a shark with legs on the discovery channel the other day, but their shark was in Africa somewhere. these things seem to be popping up all over the place!
   comment# 249   - harry peterman · high society · Jun 11, 2008 @ 1:16pm

Those "legs" are actually the male shark's reproductive organs and they flare when they are mating. This shark is definatly dead not only because his mouth isn't open and he couldn't live for a day without air. Could you live a day without oxygen? I DONT THINK SO!!
   comment# 250   - AnNe MaRiE · Wadesville, IN USA · Jun 14, 2008 @ 3:22pm

maby its a deformaty and for those of you saying its a fake i dont think so but its barberace to eat it. How would you feel if you were grabed and scind and eaten? (dont give me that stupidety about "animals dont have feelings")
   comment# 251   - Bethany bible girl · canada · Jun 20, 2008 @ 11:16am

Jag tycker så illa om henne lol den er horrible. Hon ser riktigt varmt men.
   comment# 252   - jjabsn · sweden · Jun 22, 2008 @ 1:52pm

Hey Fred, to answer your questions, "yes", "yes", and "sometimes".
   comment# 253   - Gary Little · North Dakota · Jun 22, 2008 @ 2:27pm

Ha ha! If I have never heard of a shark with legs, does that mean it does not exist? Some people are just plain stupid! Like Jimmy Buffet said, "most folks don't know very much about the ocean or the creatures that live inside the ocean and are therefore pretty ignorant about sea life in general."
   comment# 254   - Golf Queen · Atlanta, GA · Jun 22, 2008 @ 3:01pm

   comment# 255   - landshark · us · Jun 24, 2008 @ 3:06pm

You are all doomed. The wrath of the devil is going to get you!!! Come on, what a load of rubbish. Its just a shark. Stop trying to find some crappy meaning is everything you see and lear to observe. You will be a lot happier.
   comment# 256   - Hethan · South Africa · Jun 26, 2008 @ 2:54am

Thats a male shark. Those are reproductive organs called "clasper s". They are kind of paired with the pelvic fins, so there are two. Also Looks like a genetic mutation. Grew an extra pair of fins. The reason they look like feet are because the cartilage which holds the shape of the fin is really the same anatomy that makes up the bones in the hand of a human. Since we all evolved from common sources most animals skeletons have easily identified structures. a pectoral fin on a shark, fish, flipper of a seal, and the hand of a terrestrial human all have the same basic bones/cartilage. Carpal and metacarpal bones. So the freak mutation could easily look like a hand or feet. there isn't much difference across the board in the animal kingdom between fins and feet so they would look very similar.
   comment# 257   - Jason · L.A, USA · Jul 2, 2008 @ 5:36pm

Those aren't sharks feet they are clasper's. in other words it's a shark manhood. It wouldn't make you sick if you ate you would just be eating an amazing creature!!
   comment# 258   - Katrina (shark lover!!) · Wales!! · Jul 6, 2008 @ 7:34am

That is a sharks claspers it is what it uses to mate... The shark will hold the female with them.It is not feet!!! DUH!!! They are made of cartilage so you kinda just threw away your meal. Good I LOVE sharks! How could you kill/eat one? But FYI it isn't *special* it is fine to eat. In some countries it's a delicacy! As for anyone that believes this IT IS NOT TRUE!!! Sharks have fins and as far as anyone knows they all still do. Oh and by the way there are fish on the bottom of the ocean floor that walk on legs!!! You must of just been catching female sharks. Please don't catch any more sharks they are becoming endangered and killing them is cruel. I think you should respect sharks and observe their natural beauty. They are such great animals! ROCK OUT BIG GUYS!!!
   comment# 259   - Kaitlyn knows her sharks and loves them too · North America · Jul 8, 2008 @ 11:29am

Not all sharks are endangered Kaitlin - that is a common misconception. Some species are undoubtedly threatened (white sharks, whale sharks, etc.) but there are about 450 species of sharks. Most of those species are doing just fine.
   comment# 260   - Henry Marcello · Cape Cod, USA · Jul 11, 2008 @ 3:43am

What is all of this crazy talk? Sharks are good to eat. Even if they have legs.
   comment# 261   - Paulo Pancini · Italy · Jul 13, 2008 @ 7:43pm

Yes Kaitlyn and Katrina and all the others who have positively identified the reproductive organs of a male shark. For the rest of you idiots who believe those are legs and feet, you are the same idiots who go surf fishing and hang your catch around your waste in waters where sharks feed. Then you want to go on a "man eating shark" hunt because you get your rear orifice-cheek bitten off. These sharks have never come to your home and busted through your front door and attacked you, it is you who have invaded their home and show no respect to an obviously superior creature. Millions of years of survival and virtually unchanged. The perfect predator. Graceful, powerful, beautiful and terrifying all at the same time. Sharks are simply incredible creatures.
   comment# 262   - Shawn · Kuwait · Jul 15, 2008 @ 6:22am

I am very disappointed with these remarks. I think I shall encourage my sharky brethren to teach you all a lesson on shark anatomy and behaviour!
   comment# 263   - Ichthyosaur · The Ocean · Jul 21, 2008 @ 11:07am

So much blasphemy! I don't know what this thing is, but I do know one thing, I will be sure and ask Jesus about it in the afterlife.
   comment# 264   - Kevin P. · USA · Jul 22, 2008 @ 4:42pm

maybe the woman had a deformed hand and was missing her left ear and thats why they arent there. you never know. maybe there was some hidiously horrible freak accident where she lost her appendages. then she finds this freakish shark and it reminds her of that dreadful accident and she throws it back in the ocean becasue the hurt of the memory is to much to bare. and the worlds not going to end people...not anytime soon! god doesnt exist and deformities happen...maybe its a real picture maybe its not...why dont u look up a goblin shark and see how you feel about that
   comment# 265   - Chelsea · Canada · Jul 23, 2008 @ 9:44am

This is so fake. Where is her left arm? And look at her right hand. Either this woman is deformed as well, because her right hand is attached backwards to her right arm.
   comment# 266   - Crystal Winters · Los Angeles, California · Jul 23, 2008 @ 10:03am

I really like how this woman looks. I wish everyone would lay off her appearance and appreciate the strange creature that she found.
   comment# 267   - Paul Spiers · PA · Jul 23, 2008 @ 5:09pm

Oh crap! The running shark is coming to get me. If I pray hard enough, perhaps my life can be spared! What a great story! Thank you all for the entertainment, especially Randall, Clyde, Leroy, Jed, Pookie, etc. etc.
   comment# 268   - Leslie Tate · Birmingham, Alabama · Jul 23, 2008 @ 5:29pm

Does anyone know where I can order a wife like this woman? I think she is pretty and good cook.
   comment# 269   - Larry DuPaul · USA · Jul 26, 2008 @ 1:43pm

What do you people want? A science story that tells about all the Biblical implications of finding a freaky looking shark?!! Ridiculous!
   comment# 270   - Paul Dunion · Illinois · Jul 30, 2008 @ 2:05pm

This is not very strange - we see them here too.
   comment# 271   - Steve Campas · Cancun, Mexico · Aug 1, 2008 @ 2:10pm

The real question is why the Asians need to eat sharks? Some Asians believe that eating sharks, including fin soup will help them live longer since sharks are very strong animals and supposably don't get cancer which is completly false. Scientists have proven that sharks can develop cancer and several other deseases and have even proven that eating sharks does nothing good to the human body. In fact, because our oceans are so poluted, scientists say that eating sharks may actualy cause new deseases. And because of these Asians, the world's shark population has diminished by 90%!!!!!!!!!
   comment# 272   - Max · Canada · Aug 5, 2008 @ 5:39pm

Just for the record, I am an American and I eat sharks... it's not just Asians. Also not every species of sharks is threatened, only a few species are (white, whale, basking, etc.) There are nearly 500 species of sharks, most of which are not harvested by anyone, anywhere. Get your facts straight Max!
   comment# 273   - Lenny Carlsson · Texas · Aug 6, 2008 @ 2:19pm

Currently on the Red List are 20 shark species that are Critically Endangered or Endangered, meaning that they are extremely or very highly at risk for extinction. An additional 34 species at high risk, and another 61 species that are in trouble and close to meeting the criteria to be considered threatened. The total is 115 species are on the Red List, or about 23% of all shark species. All in danger of extinction in the next few years.
   comment# 274   - For Lenny · USA · Aug 15, 2008 @ 9:31am

Not sent from God,Jesus,or angel. read this slow ...S.T.O.P saying eat it you morons!!!!!!! I haven't passed grade school and still know it's the sharks claspers...or photo shop. Only thing that makes sense. I only agree with about ( I have cut you down into three groups) 1/3 of you people. Bible people, why in the world would this mean anything. How does 'legs'=end of the! what the hell is with all the eating crap...again MORONS!!!! People that say claspers and photo shop you are in one group and the group me and half I people I have told agree with..go you! One last time just to make sure...ok? God sent it to signal the end of the world but people say they have seen it before earlier...wouldn't it have been made more oh breaking than a small google search! Fishermen that want to eat it..both of you want to I bet. no matter how many times you have seen it you were drunk...or high most likely drunk. You have heard it many times the fingers,skin color in places,and the body parts of a shark ..still looks fake even though I agree. Oh yay more people to make fun of. You people..person that said satan what the hell how is photoshop...true parts or anything mentioned on here 'EVIL'! It isn't!
   comment# 275   - person · U.S.A · Aug 16, 2008 @ 11:26am

Are we all through, yet? It is the claspers, the at the end, the flaring, which in some species have barbs for staying inside the female until the male has finished. (no more need said). As far as the end of the world, how many times have we heard that? Since before Moses, I'm sure. But, unfortunately, man is still on the planet, making sure all things go extinct before mankind is wiped out by their own doing. As far as the name calling, half wits and bible thumping goes, it takes all kinds or this planet wouldn't be what it is.....a mess!
   comment# 276   - Katie · Hawaii · Aug 16, 2008 @ 7:38pm

Hey, Lenny, you need to do your homework, man. We've lost 90% of the planet's sharks in the last 15 years! Not harvested? Harvesting isn't the right word. Slaughter is more like it. Everyone knows that sharks aren't particularly picky about what they eat. Some eat rotting, parasitic meat that's floating out there. Sharks are not magic fish that do not get diseases. Eat them? No way! You must be smarter than that.
   comment# 277   - Kimo · Hawaii, USA · Aug 19, 2008 @ 1:12pm

i wonder what happened to the mother shark to have her baby that way maybe the baby sharks dad is a duck
   comment# 278   - cheyanne froehlich · marysville · Aug 20, 2008 @ 6:45pm

OMG!!!! Frickin look up the male shark anatomy!!!! Those are it's Claspers, I am only 15 years old... And I even know what they are!!! We even did a dissection of a male shark in my biology class.... (and a female). So why don't you all grow up, and actually "try" to look up what male shark claspers are....
   comment# 279   - taylor · USA · Aug 24, 2008 @ 5:23am

To the two people who refuted my last statement: You're both dead wrong: the IUCN Red List means nothing - it has no legal implications. The protection of "endangered" animals is left up to individual countries. In the USA, we have the Endangered Species Act to protect "endangered" animals. Currently there are NO sharks listed as "endangered" in the USA, though 4 species are listed as "species of concern" (i.e. reduced population, but not yet endangered). Don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself: Kimo or Max, do you have a source to quote for the alleged "90%" reduction in sharks in the last 15 years?!!! If not, please do not perpetuate such misinformation. I'll reiterate: there are nearly 500 species of sharks in this world, most of them are not touched by any humans because they live in the deep ocean. I fully agree that many shark speceis have been overfished and we need to take drastic measures to curb that fishing, but it is simply inaccurate to say things like "the world's shark population has diminished by 90%". This is unfounded, dishonest, and unprofessional. There are many effective ways to campaign for better environmental protection - spreading half-truths is not one of them.
   comment# 280   - Lenny Carlsson · Texas · Aug 27, 2008 @ 12:51pm

This is creepy stuff. Shark walking???????? Scary!
   comment# 281   - Ernest Jackson · Norfolk, VA · Sep 1, 2008 @ 11:30am

I don't care about this shark. Eat it if you want, release it if you want, it really doesn't matter to me. Yeah I created it, but I haven't really given it much thought since then. I can honestly tell you that the legs on this thing don't carry any special meaning. They've had them for millions of years, you people were a little slow to discover that fact! Anyway, everyone just calm down about this thing, it really isn't that big of a deal. --- God
   comment# 282   - Psalm 97:4 · Heaven · Sep 4, 2008 @ 4:43pm

I am a simple farmer and know nothing of the strange creatures of the sea. I find all of this to be quite fascinating though. Keep this news coming, we appreciate it!
   comment# 283   - Jesse Polllack · Upstate New York · Sep 6, 2008 @ 2:33pm

you can see the shadow for the leg on her hand. not photoshop just a deformity from all the pollution we are dumping in the ocean...
   comment# 284   - dan · Vegas · Sep 9, 2008 @ 8:11am

There are a lot of crazy people in this world! What is it about this website that attracted them here?!!
   comment# 285   - Gina · ? · Sep 9, 2008 @ 10:23am

What a load of pure rubbish! Ladies and gentlemen, SHARKS DO NOT WALK! Nor are they harbingers of end times.
   comment# 286   - James C. · England · Sep 10, 2008 @ 7:45pm

Okay, Lenny, brah, you need to do your homework! In this very website, the IUCN, LEGAL implications? Whether we have the ESA to protect endangered animals means nothing. As far as shark species listed? In the US, there are listed 126 species of sharks CRITICALLY ENDANGERED! We're not looking at the rest of the messed up world! Quit yapping and start reading!
   comment# 287   - Kimo · Hawaii · Sep 13, 2008 @ 1:03am

how the heck did that happen? why wouldnt u see that the day u got it.
   comment# 288   - kesh shetler · usa,pa · Sep 13, 2008 @ 3:28pm

The double appendages are not 'feet'. Those are claspers sharks use to mate with. They are unusual but they are not feet.
   comment# 289   - Heretic Zero · Nebraska, USA · Sep 13, 2008 @ 6:19pm

Kimo, do me a favor and call your local NMFS Protected Species Division office, (808) 541-2727, and ask him/her if they are legally bound to uphold the findings of the IUCN. They will tell you "no". Or ask them if they have regulations in place to protect the Mandarin Shark, because that's one of IUCN's 126 "endangered" species, yet it lives NOWHERE NEAR the USA. Again, they will tell you "no". The IUCN has no more legal authority over U.S. fisheries than Amnesty International does over the state of Texas' excessive executions. Again, reference the NMFS website I put in my last message to find out which shark species are protected here (don't reference a BRITISH newspaper) - after all NMFS is in fact the federal body responsible for fishery regulations in the USA.
   comment# 290   - Lenny Carlsson · Texas (still dry!) · Sep 15, 2008 @ 10:41pm

uummmm...that's a MALE shark and the two things that are described as "feet" are called claspers. They are used to copulate (mate) with a female shark. I can't believe how ridiculous this article is....
   comment# 291   - TT · USA · Sep 16, 2008 @ 2:43pm

And your point is..........? Whether or not anyone is LEGALLY BOUND is beside the point. Shark numbers are dwindling and THAT is the point. Man, we don't even have any laws protecting the shark out here. They can fish them, eat them, sell them, whatever, no one will stop the insane hunting here. Even in places where some shark species are supposedly safe, there are not enough folks to uphold any such. Now, what were you yapping about?
   comment# 292   - Kimo · Hawaii · Sep 17, 2008 @ 3:42am

Kimo, legality is the MAIN (perhaps only) point! Without laws, how exactly do you propose to curb shark fishing? You gonna "coax" the fishermen to stop? You gonna convince them with your smooth diction? You DO have laws restricting the harvest of CERTAIN SPECIES of sharks in Hawaii - if you don't believe me, call that number I gave you. Legality is the central issue of this debate because there has to be some LEGAL definition of the word "endangered". You and I would probably disagree on that definition, but with the Endangered Species Act in place, it doesn't matter what you or I think. The point you keep failing to recognize is that not ALL sharks species are endangered, just a few of them. For example, I can go fishing here and catch 50,000 tons of sharpnose sharks with no ill effects - you wouldn't want to do that with duskies though. All depends on the species.
   comment# 293   - Lenny Carlsson · Tejas · Sep 17, 2008 @ 9:24pm

I see sharks like this one. Not legs, it is very normal male piece.
   comment# 294   - Haf Lim · Oman · Sep 19, 2008 @ 9:31pm

There is nothing unusual about this picture. Wise up! It's just a pair of normal male appendages. Go consult an encyclopedia in your local library. You'll see similar pictures.
   comment# 295   - Stanley Greene · Shark Island, Pacific · Sep 25, 2008 @ 12:47am

it is a photo shop that made the legs because the photoshop is very smart they can do any thing
   comment# 296   - lee-anne · austalia · Sep 25, 2008 @ 4:48am

i spotted one of these sharks surfing out at scarborough!
   comment# 297   - Big B · Australia · Sep 25, 2008 @ 5:31am

people u all have it wrong those arnt feet there the sharks clasper's!! In short there the sharks dork! not legs!! Talk to anyone that knows anything about sharks and they will tell you the same thing --- Clasper's = manhood!!
   comment# 298   - Katrina · wales · Oct 2, 2008 @ 10:58am

ppl...come on this is obviously like real! I have seen one before
   comment# 299   - Hitler · Germany · Oct 4, 2008 @ 2:16am

its cool but i think its fake i may be wrong i don't know it looks real and it looks fake so i guess its a mystery that can never be solved
   comment# 300   - chrissy · alabama · Oct 5, 2008 @ 6:50pm

Some say real, some say fake - I guess we will never know. Or will we??? It is real, trust me. If you want to know, do a little research on the internet, you will find it is real. You can believe me.
   comment# 301   - Tank Hermann · France · Oct 6, 2008 @ 1:21pm

There are a lot of really insane people commenting on this picture. It's claspers, and either it's a mutated shark, or someone photoshopped the extra clasper on it to freak people out. It's probably a huge joke meant to confuse and infuriate the crazy holy rollers out there. *rolleyes*
   comment# 302   - Christi · Detroit, MI (USA) · Oct 10, 2008 @ 3:21pm

Folks this is really, realy sad. This is most certainly the very obvious hand of the Lord at work. I feel sorry for all of you who are to blind to see it. I will pray for your souls.
   comment# 303   - Lanny Pringle · Omaha, Nebraska · Oct 17, 2008 @ 7:47am

Most of you lot are fools, but it's fun reading your comments. It's a normal shark with slightly mis-shaped claspers. I once knew a bloke who had a slightly bent manhood, similar ailment to the fish really, but noone, pronounced him as a three legged wonder or a gift from god.
   comment# 304   - monkey · UK · Oct 20, 2008 @ 2:46am

hi is the shark common for web feet
   comment# 305   - abbey · kent · Oct 20, 2008 @ 6:04am

Everywhere around the world ( Philippines, and the MOST IMPORTANT list for all to read through is this one This list is elasmos (sharks and rays) and guess what, BRAH, there are nearly 600 that are critically endangered (red listed). Wake up, man and get real. Quit mewling on who has legalities, and blah, blah, blah. Here is what is real. Our planet is in a huge mess. I am a parent and someday I hope to be a grandparent. What are we leaving them? A polluted, empty ocean that will be so bad that our grandchildren may live long enough to see the extinction of mankind.
   comment# 306   - Kimo · Hawaii · Oct 20, 2008 @ 9:53pm

I like eating sharks. Never tried to legs though...
   comment# 307   - Lars Ulrich · Sweden · Oct 27, 2008 @ 3:56pm

How did the photo degenerate into a debate on mutated sharks and pollution. It's either just a deformity or a photoshop. Just GET OVER YOURSELVES
   comment# 308   - Darth Bunnies · Coruscant · Oct 28, 2008 @ 2:48pm

I have eaten nearly every species of shark in the world, but I have never enjoyed this one. Can't wait to taste those delicious legs!
   comment# 309   - Crapsicle Jones · Hawaii · Nov 2, 2008 @ 9:18pm

This is preposterous! Sharks do not have legs. End of discussion.
   comment# 310   - Paul Westerbrook · England · Nov 12, 2008 @ 4:49pm

seems to me that sharks are looking for a way to get out the oceans we pour our fecal matter and garbage into over all these years! Evolution sounds like the game plan for the next higher predator on the food chain!!
   comment# 311   - JAY-DEE · Glen Cove,NY. USA · Nov 20, 2008 @ 2:27am

   comment# 312   - striker · knoxville tn · Nov 25, 2008 @ 11:28am

Sharks are very dangerous houndreds of people are bitten every year probbly more then that. This is real people not fake. I mean come on do you have to be bitten before you will belive this!!!! Sharks are deadly so for those of you who don't beleive this I hope you are not alone in the water with a shark!! If you are then SWIM!!
   comment# 313   - Kimberly · Mobile · Dec 4, 2008 @ 9:32am

that shark is amazing and should have been thrown backat sea before3 it died >:(
   comment# 314   - the animal tamer · sarasota · Dec 8, 2008 @ 6:08pm

You realize that if this were indeed real, and evolution or mutation slowly takes form, then sharks with feet leads to sharks on land, leading finally to humanity being screwed with the similar equivalent to zombies with a high aggression. >.>
   comment# 315   - James · Sterling, MI · Dec 8, 2008 @ 9:23pm

Look...its just a shark, a damn fish. No biblical crap, possible mutation. As for people who complained about the woman. People can have messed up limbs, ever think of that? apparently not. Anyway. Its a shark, its dead, life goes on.
   comment# 316   - Mike · Kentucky · Dec 13, 2008 @ 11:20am

Thanks "y'all" for the entertainment. Haven't laughed so much in ages! God must have known, when He created sharks with two dongs, that He'd get a good laugh out of it sooner or later. :-}
   comment# 317   - Greglegs · Australia · Dec 13, 2008 @ 6:12pm

sorry for being late on the scene with this, but i reckon this is purely a deformity. given that it is located in the gravid area of the fish, and considering that many sharks produce eggs from semetrical glands posistioned around the front end of the pelvic fin it is possible that this shark is an ovoviviparous breed (eggs hatch inside the womb)that has had a problem. also some clever scientist's believe that shrks can become asexual, so perhaps this it what that looks like. if you've ever worked in an aquatic retailer you'll know how often strange mutated fish show up (admitidly these are commersial imports from asia)!
   comment# 318   - Gregs · England · Dec 15, 2008 @ 4:46pm

three words: frankenfish: the beginning.
   comment# 319   - the next president · inside your mind · Dec 16, 2008 @ 8:56am

Seems like a hoax to me. I hope someone ate the damn thing. What a waste otherwise.
   comment# 320   - G.I. Joe · USA · Dec 16, 2008 @ 10:02pm

I would eat the whole shark, not just the legs. I would't stop there. I could not rest until I found the parents, siblings and offspring of this individual and then I would eat them too. I bet the legs are tasty, but I'm guessing a shark that is capable of running or walking is probably in pretty good shape and therefore tastes delicious, much the same way that horse tastes very good when compared to a more lethargic animal, like a sloth.
   comment# 321   - Stephen Lugansis · Kansas City, Kansas · Dec 21, 2008 @ 1:58pm

Not photoshop, not a hoax, NOT LEGS! Claspers. Male shark claspers. Google Shark clasper, its just that simple. And who the hell eats shark? That's like eating a pit bull.
   comment# 322   - Zort P. Snerd · Springfield, MO · Dec 23, 2008 @ 8:50pm

Zort- If eating a shark is like eating a pitbull, Than I guess I need to save my self a trip to the ocean and start eating Pitbulls. Shark steaks are awesome, especially Mako. And thank God for fisherman, because we would never know half the stuff on this planet without them.
   comment# 323   - Jack · From USA · Dec 31, 2008 @ 7:52pm

To all of you out there.. Have you seen Discovery channel..? A long-long time ago shark lived on land and slowly became aquatic animal.. and during that evolution time, its feet slowly disappeared and God gives fins as a replacement. It in its genetic or DNA.. Sometimes DNA hiccups happened resulting in shark with feet.. Human with hair all over their bodies.. or werewolf.. Ancient DNA code suddenly turned on.. its an ancient DNA accidentally appear. Ancient DNA just turned off and they will not disappear forever. If all ancient Chicken DNA appear, the chicken will be a small dinosaur...
   comment# 324   - Zach · Israel · Jan 5, 2009 @ 4:16am

This is clearly a not so well known species. Its not a shark at all, though it does possess some of the physical features. In actualality, this creature is called a Chark. Its half cheeta, and half great white. This makes the Chark the fastest land predator, as well as the top of the food chain. So grab your rear orifice and run for the hills, because no one is safe anymore!
   comment# 325   - Scared · Baltimore MD · Jan 12, 2009 @ 1:26pm

Why is so many peoples talking on this subject? This is a ridiculous joke.
   comment# 326   - Hans Bereft · Istanbul · Jan 14, 2009 @ 8:02pm

the creature that evolved into the shark had webbed feet, it is a mutation in the sharks genes. a dolphin was found that had extra 2 fins on its body, and a member of the dolphin family that is now extinct had fins like this. its jus a mutation in the genes as the genes that gave the extinct members of the family are still there in the animals now.
   comment# 327   - hulk · ireland · Jan 24, 2009 @ 10:28am

Zach from Israel, honey you are confused. Sharks did not evolve from a land animal, our cetaceans did. Sharks have been around 400 million years though. Research yourself, it is easy!
   comment# 328   - K.Vee · Brazil · Jan 25, 2009 @ 12:33pm

I think that lady served lunch at my high school. The things she could teach you!!!
   comment# 329   - Kleptomaniac James · Polish Sausage · Feb 4, 2009 @ 1:16am

i don't really have time to read through all of these, so it may have already been mentioned, but the two "legs" are actually the animal's manhood' Sharks have two, its a fact, and this one just has unusually large ones. Lucky guy. don't believe me, fine, look it up anywhere.
   comment# 330   - nick cox · Illinois · Feb 12, 2009 @ 5:28pm

Hey, I know that woman. She lives very close to me and she will not tell a lie. This story is real, you can believe it. Many sharks are shape like this - it is not legs, it is 2 erect reproductive organs.
   comment# 331   - Poon Tangh · Malaysia · Feb 18, 2009 @ 7:53pm

o my that is the strangest thing i've ever seen in my entire life!
   comment# 332   - sara hundley · ohio · Feb 27, 2009 @ 12:59pm

oh man, i would love to eat such a thing.
   comment# 333   - brendan · India · Mar 1, 2009 @ 9:31pm

   comment# 334   - SE · MALAYSIA · Mar 19, 2009 @ 9:35am

it's fake and tht was photoshop.. nor i believe thats shark was already dead too.
   comment# 335   - dhlee · tw · Mar 30, 2009 @ 1:43pm

I have only seen one of those...creatures in my life time and it was simply...amazing!
   comment# 336   - Charles · Livet, Turkey · Apr 3, 2009 @ 5:10am

Why don't they just stop overfishing sharks or finning them and having them die a slow death.we should worry about what really matters and not some stupid picture.
   comment# 337   - jb · usa · Apr 4, 2009 @ 4:28pm

Lemon and butter! Lemon and butter!
   comment# 338   - Nunya · West Papua, New Guinea · Apr 8, 2009 @ 1:41pm

Hmm... maybe this shark was trying to mate when he got caught?what a poor fella!Anyway, most malaysian village would believe that this is a mythical or mysterious works of the unknown.So that's why the fisherman threw the shark back into the sea.
   comment# 339   - Fitznoah · Singapore · Apr 23, 2009 @ 11:40pm

this is so fake i think she is holding the legs on there and if it was real then i think i would have tracked it or at least killed it and another thin that stuff bout the bad luck there is no such thing as luck only karma i think they lying
   comment# 340   - kris · key largo florida · Apr 30, 2009 @ 8:02am

I agree....photoshop!!! Either that...or this lady has one messed up
   comment# 341   - Gage · Daytona Beach,FL · May 7, 2009 @ 1:31pm

now this is the bomb! this time i don't see no bull about dogs killing more than sharks. this shark is amazing!!!!!
   comment# 342   - Jordan · yakima · May 31, 2009 @ 7:54am

Guys...this is a large adult specimen of the Brownbanded bambooshark, Chiloscyllium punctatum. The "feet" are actually claspers (sex organs) as noted above which are composed of cartilage. There are several documented cases of older sharks such as this having "hypercalcification" which is when the cartilage over-enlarges due to age and expands out at the tips. It's not a fake, I've seen this before in other species.
   comment# 343   - Harris · USA · Jun 2, 2009 @ 9:24pm

it is amazing to see this types of sharks and other fishes.
   comment# 344   - ashok · madurai,india · Jul 2, 2009 @ 5:29am

"Guys...this is a large adult specimen of the Brownbanded bambooshark, Chiloscyllium punctatum. The "feet" are actually claspers (sex organs) as noted above which are composed of cartilage. There are several documented cases of older sharks such as this having "hypercalcification" which is when the cartilage over-enlarges due to age and expands out at the tips. It's not a fake, I've seen this before in other species. - Harris · USA · Jun 2, 2009 @ 9:24pm " FINALLY, someone who actually knows his stuff! And btw, that IS NOT PHOTOSHOPPED. And for people to go around calling everything photoshopped or fake or myth, there's that existential fact called EVOLUTION. Go read. Learn. Research. So at least your comments aren't just friggin opinions and you could FILL YOUR HEAD WITH SOMETHING SUBSTANTIAL for once. "if it was real then i think i would have tracked it or at least killed it and another thin that stuff bout the bad luck there is no such thing as luck only karma i think they lying - kris · key largo florida · Apr 30, 2009 @ 8:02am " And hey Kris, you're friggin' retarded. Why the hell would you actually kill it? Isn't it pretty pointless? Human beings should just stop thinking once in a while that we're on top of things. We're not always that great, plus we're not the only things alive on this planet. It's funny how a single photo
   comment# 345   - xiam · Singapore · Jul 2, 2009 @ 8:43pm

That dress is hideous. Should have Photoshopped it instead of the shark.
   comment# 346   - brian · nc usa · Jul 9, 2009 @ 11:07am

Do you think the deeper you go you can find sharks in the process of morphing and evolving like tadpoles? GIANT SHARK EGGS
   comment# 347   - Allen Ray · austin tx · Jul 11, 2009 @ 6:30am

Probably is shopped, but those aren't legs, those are its claspers. Definitely looks like its peen. Seriously, google 'shark reproductive organs.' So even if it's not shopped, that lady's totally fondling his junk. I bet that makes a lot of money in the porn industry over there in Malaysia.
   comment# 348   - Ambrose · Odessa · Jul 23, 2009 @ 8:42pm

LMAO! i agree with brian, nc usa: jul 9, 2009 @ 11.07am!! that is frigen fugly maaan! x
   comment# 349   - taylor-faye · brisbane, australia · Aug 29, 2009 @ 4:45pm

OMG thats so amazing! O.O I've never herd of such a thing damn if i reeled that in i would be like WTF nice catch
   comment# 350   - bree · u.s.a. · Sep 28, 2009 @ 1:25pm

Hm,,, Disgusting...
   comment# 351   - Bachru · Indonesia · Sep 30, 2009 @ 8:41pm

This is stupid. She just want to be famous! There is nothing special about this shark. There are many just like it in the ocean. You can catch them on a hook baited with cat or dog.
   comment# 352   - Baba Ganoush · Koreatown, China · Nov 2, 2009 @ 4:33pm

thats a retarted frog shark.. these animals are freaky deeks XD
   comment# 353   - jocey · Brooklyn, NY · Dec 15, 2009 @ 4:25pm

With all of the pollution that is present in our oceans, there is little wonder why the shark mutated. Look for more mutations as time goes on. What we don't lose in ocean mammals and fish will come up deformed more and more often.
   comment# 354   - Daenna Harris · Houston, Texas USA · Jan 18, 2010 @ 1:57pm

i'm pretty sure this is not photoshop..... I learned from bio class that studies show that sharks have what is similar to our hip bone which led to them to believe that they had legs at one point.... so why not now....?
   comment# 355   - sy · pittsburgh · Jan 28, 2010 @ 5:34pm

It looks like the lady is fingering the shark in its female reproductive organ.
   comment# 356   - sahodhar · Punjab India · Feb 15, 2010 @ 3:26am

Wow, how crazy is that? It has WEBBED FEET!
   comment# 357   - m star · nc · Feb 24, 2010 @ 4:26pm

Cant we just agree to disagree? this is a "diffrent" kinda of discovery and everyone has a good argument... So just believe what you want to... Not that difficult
   comment# 358   - Ashton · Houston, TX · Feb 25, 2010 @ 6:05am

the baby shark so cute:)
   comment# 359   - nurul sabrina · singapore · Feb 28, 2010 @ 12:05am

Wow thank you guys for the laughs. ALl this is just stupid I don't see how this really matters, its not like its affecting any of us. The shark and the women are both screwed up. Just found this website and lmao. If it's his manhood why can't all guys on land be that big?
   comment# 360   - Mo · Bailey, CO · Mar 14, 2010 @ 12:21pm

oh come on u guys. are you stupid or what!!??? those are NOT legs u stupud people. those who found the shark don't know anything about them! those are the claspers!!!! its the sex organ on a male!!!!! whats up with u??? sharks don't have legs and they DO NOT WALK on the bottom of the sea. omg how stupid can u be!??? :S
   comment# 361   - LoveShark · Sweden · May 8, 2010 @ 3:13am

These rare sharks should not be killed for the head and money.
   comment# 362   - tatiana · fT. dRUM, ny · May 14, 2010 @ 10:27am

now im more scared of sharks..
   comment# 363   - NENE · Vallejo · Jun 4, 2010 @ 12:30pm

and i thought i was afraid of them before.....
   comment# 364   - Emily · ------- ------ · Jun 19, 2010 @ 10:13am

wow... execuse to posts in my blog too friend
   comment# 365   - · Indonesia · Jul 15, 2010 @ 3:24am

My good people are idiots. "Photoshop" my rear orifice. Just a real horrible photo taken gets all pixely on the zoom. Good one idiots.
   comment# 366   - Bri · U.S.A. · Mar 15, 2011 @ 11:15am

its a hoax.. no one can hold 1 meter alive shark that way... u can see one finger at the left hand seen free... whatta ? ...i think this women are hold a dead chicken.. n that leg is chicken's leg...
   comment# 367   - danny · indonesia · Apr 15, 2011 @ 1:16am

I am a fisherman's son, this deformity i have seen is normal. There are more out there most people find puzzling and might consider alien or new species. In fact it was the deformation that might leads to what you see as shown in photo. Here , most of the fisherman have seen more bizzare than what have publish in this photo. You know why nobody capture it on photo.. it is because fisherman are not rich ,,who can afford a camera. Just throw back the "fish" and get on with life.
   comment# 368   - Hunter · PNG MSA · Jun 24, 2011 @ 4:13am

As a Christian I'm a little offended by the ignorance and blind judgments of most of you Bible belt crazy rear orifice "sign from God" wailing morons. U idiots sicken me.
   comment# 369   - christine w · wi, usa · Jun 30, 2011 @ 7:09am

No one would have to tell me,not to eat that shark flesh.
   comment# 370   - flameforjustice · usa · Jun 30, 2011 @ 8:11pm

It's a male shark, and it's not webbed feet. Matured male organ called Clasper.
   comment# 371   - Ann · Malaysia · Jul 12, 2011 @ 12:44am

Who is the freak in the picture a shark with legs or a lady with a finger between them
   comment# 372   - say what · usa · Aug 18, 2011 @ 2:42am

Not pollution not "God" not "end times" it's a MALE SHARK. Religious people will take any strange looking animal to be a sign of the "end times"
   comment# 373   - Natalie · USA · Oct 3, 2011 @ 12:03pm

Christians are some of the smartest people in the world and some of the dumbest. Religion does not indicate intelligence. However Pentecostals are at the lower end of the scale. They love to blame the Devil using fear to keep their followers. Beware of anyone who tries to use this method religious or not. Global warming' Ice Age' ect. Close your mind and you die.
   comment# 374   - jerry sutton · usa · Oct 11, 2011 @ 11:27am

my grandpa cauth one like maybe 2 months a go and it looked freaky with feet i asked him where did you catchit or was it waking and you caught it
   comment# 375   - ilija · perth · Aug 5, 2012 @ 6:08am

@1IcyBrat · Newark, NJ Shark is delicious.... Here in Malaysia certain small varieties of tropical sharks are eaten regularly. It's not likely that this image is photoshopped. I am a graphics designer and manipulate images all the time. But this "leg and feet" thing is not unusual. Of course, they are not real limbs, just fish flesh without bone. Fish with these features are found more often, but not generally in Malaysian waters or South China sea near Borneo.
   comment# 376   - John O'Shaugh · Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia · Aug 14, 2012 @ 3:03am

Karl, Is, Right, Again..
   comment# 377   - Dan · Bath UK · Sep 27, 2012 @ 1:16pm

Okay, so first i'd like to thank the person who wrote comment #23, for being like the only person here who knows what they are talking about. Those are claspers, you idiots. Not legs. Not photoshopped. Just claspers. And for those whom are wondering, claspers are like penises for sharks. I think I need not go into any more detail. Thank you again, comment #23 author. I cannot thank you enough!
   comment# 378   - one of the few smart people here · marietta, GA · Feb 22, 2013 @ 7:23pm

May be the mother shark ate a duck and in doing so some how got duck sperm into its ovaries. Check that shark for duck DNA. Hey!!! My idea is no crazier than the shark itself. I am going to call it a ( duarck ) LOL bbdr
   comment# 379   - Billy · USA Shreveport, LA · Feb 25, 2013 @ 8:56pm

hello guys its very beautiful and so amazing!
   comment# 380   - jalil · mashhad - islamic repoblic of iran · May 3, 2013 @ 1:05am

This is so rea1!!!! we are all dead from this point on its every man for himself. Screw the rules, EVERYTHING we now about science is all wrong!!!! What the hell is gravity what does it mean???? will we go to war with these sharks? will we win ?? Who flippin knows the best thing we can do is dig tunnels and live underground forever. Look here, Do you guys wanna die? I dont. We now know THE PRESIDENT is hiding this from us. Im so thankful for this website. Good luck and dont let the shark bite.
   comment# 381   - Ben Dover · Chilie · Jan 21, 2014 @ 2:11pm

Dear all. Have found this chat because my Pilipino bosun have cought one night the same shark in the Persian Gulf near Qatar and I was amazed and was searching over Inet what is that. So you can be sure that it's a real shark with something looks like a " feet" and not a photoshop as some people think. How to add some pics here just to show you that?
   comment# 382   - Andrey · Ukraine · May 18, 2014 @ 6:04pm

To the conspiracy theorists, This says, Thanks also for that this says, " ' ' FREAK! Shark With ' Webbed Feet ' Reeled In By Malaysian Fisherman ' ' " for ANYONE whoever accepts also that this even says also, " ' ' FREAK! Shark With ' Webbed Feet ' Reeled In By Malaysian Fisherman ' ' " him/herself for him/herself, for fans, for readers, for others also and even for us, too....
   comment# 383   - W. Armstead, Jr. · Columbus, USA · Oct 22, 2015 @ 7:19pm
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