Shark Becomes Vegetarian (And Eats Lettuce Now) After A Near-Death Experience

LettuceNote to self, a near “death-by-fisherman” experience makes you hate meat. Stephen Messenger writes on TreeHugger:

Sharks have garnered a well-deserved reputation as the ocean’s most ferocious killers, capable of sniffing out a single drop of blood in the water from miles away — but for one nurse shark at an aquatic center in the UK, the taste of meat seems to have lost its luster.

Three years ago, a six-foot-long shark named Florence grabbed headlines by becoming the first of her kind to undergo a groundbreaking ‘out of water’ surgery to remove a rusty fish hook lodged in her gut. Although she made a remarkable recovery and was later put on exhibit at the Birmingham National Sea Life Center in England, Florence would eventually prove that being a good patient wasn’t her only distinction.

As it turns out, the Florence’s close brush with death-by-fisherman seems to have left a lasting impression on her — namely, that meaty treats mean trouble. Much to her keepers’ astonishment, the fearsome carnivore has made a rather unprecedented dietary turn; now the only heads she cares to gnash are heads of lettuce…

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  • Carlo Llacar

    Straight out of The Onion’s headlines…

  • DeepCough
  • Apathy

    You don’t see that every day.

  • Jesus Borg

    Vegans are pussies

    • Lcjohnson90

      F U. Don’t call me names, jacko, unless you are prepared to do it to my face, you little coward. 

      • Lcj90

        And, until you look like the vegan super-athletes I know, you are the “pussy”. I’m sure you are a little man compared to the guys I know.