The hunt for bull sharks has been extended from Hau Hin to other areas, in a bid to keep the public safe.
Two other beaches are being patrolled by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) and related state agencies, after a Norwegian tourist was attacked by a young shark in the waters around Hua Hin.
The beaches in Pranburi and Phetchaburi are being closely monitored to ensure the safety of swimmers.
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So far at least six bull sharks have been spotted close to Hua Hin.
Bull sharks can live in both fresh and salt water. Generally they feed on smaller sharks, turtles, birds, dolphins and other mammals but have been known to take bites at humans if they come face to face, so to speak.
They use a bump and bite technique to immobilise their prey before devouring it. The one that attacked the swimmer in Hua Hin, would have used this style of attack, coming back for another bite time and time again until its victim was unable to flee.
However, it’s possible that in this instance, the young shark bit off more than it could chew and decided to move on.
Source : ThaiPBS
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