Diver and Shark Have Been Friends For Seven Years

Scuba diver Rick Anderson has a friend he’s been social with for the past seven years, although you might find the friendship a bit odd.  You see, Anderson’s pal is a shark.  A Port Jackson shark to be precise.  Port Jackson sharks really pose little danger to a human, although their bite is painful and they have venomous spines on their dorsal fins.  Anderson also swims with the other sharks including the Great White shark.

 “I started playing with her about seven years ago when she was just a pup about 6 inches long,” Anderson said. “I approached her carefully so as not to spook her, then began to gently pat her. Once she got used to me, I would cradle her in my hand and talk soothingly to her through…



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