Posts from ‘November, 2012’

Wild boar tracks

When I first saw these tracks I thought they were deer as they look very much like the deer tracks one would see in the US, but I soon realized they are most likely wild boar. This is only a few hundred meters from Route 11. Click to enlarge. Next  

Winning lottery receipt numbers for September – October 2012

Uniform-Invoice Prize Winning Numbers for Months 09-10, Year 2012 Special Prize      15719324 NT$10 million for matching all the digits from the above special prize winning number. Grand Prize 11661657 NT$2 million for matching all the digits from the above grand prize winning number. First Prize 64718986 49313179 29736314 NT$200,000 for matching all the […]

Great White shark caught off Changbin coast

I’m posting the article in its entirety as Yahoo often deletes its stories. Found at http://is.gd/ZvDpz1. 台東捕獲大白鯊 衝浪不受影響 中央社 – 2012年11月14日 下午7:03 (中央社記者盧太城台東縣14日電)台東漁民今天凌晨在長濱外海捕獲近千公斤大白鯊,民眾擔心衝浪賽安全,縣府說衝浪賽離岸很近,且有巡邏,賽事不受影響。 漁船靠港後,吸引大批遊客圍觀,不少人拿出相機拍照,但大白鯊血盆大口露出利牙,也讓小朋友卻步。 滿隆億漁船船長許榮輝說,今天凌晨在長濱烏石鼻外海捕旗魚,流刺網忽然受到重擊,他和船員趕緊收網,「不得了,是大白鯊」,扭力相當強,和大白鯊搏鬥約半小時,漁船還是居下風,只好用旗魚鏢射殺。 大白鯊中鏢後,許榮輝才順利拉上船,今天下午入港拍賣,賣得新台幣18萬5000元。許榮輝說,5年前他也曾捕獲大白鯊,大約700公斤,今天這尾長約450公分,有近千公斤。 包括宜蘭、花蓮、台東在內的東部海域最近陸續捕獲大白鯊,這幾天台東縣政府又舉辦國際衝浪賽,大白鯊的出現引起民眾關心。 「人類不是牠的菜」,海洋大學環境生物與漁業科學系副教授莊守正說,雖然有人類被大白鯊咬傷的紀錄,但通常是因為大白鯊誤以為人類是海中哺乳動物,錯當食物,當咬了後發現不是,就會立即放開跑走。 台東縣政府觀光旅遊處長陳淑慧表示,鯊魚出沒都在距離岸邊300公尺外,衝浪海域在100公尺內,因此不受影響,但還是會做好安全措施;海面上有海巡單位巡邏艇警戒,岸邊有瞭望台觀察。1011114