When your dogs get loose and try to tackle a big shark, does it matter whose fault it is?
First of all, we don't condone letting your dogs get in the water with a top level saltwater predator in any way. Sometimes pets get overly excited, and sometimes their handler never really has control over them anyway.
In this video a woman can be heard yelling, trying to get this "pack" out of the water as a rather large shark (possibly a bull shark) swims excitedly around them.
Are these dogs really chasing the shark? Because it certainly looks that way. Or is the shark really trying to eat any of these dogs? Because that looks like it could be the case as well.
Here's what it looks like when four dogs get in the water and turn into shark bait.
The very first time that the shark appeared in the video, it looked like it "kicked" hard and came right in for the kill, and it's a wonder that it didn't succeed. It's possible that it changed its mind or was merely curious, but if that big shark had wanted some hound for lunch, they would have been down to three dogs.
Getting your animals under control is a part and parcel of basic obedience, but once they are outside with a distraction like this, anything can happen.
What do you think? Should the owners have been more responsible with their dogs?