Monday, August 2, 2010
The Return Of 2 O' Clock Charlie
2 O' Clock Charlie made another appearance yesterday...this time right off the west end of Dunedin Causeway.
I arrived at the causeway late, as usual. I could see Keith paddling about 300 yards offshore as I unloaded the kayak and got ready to go. When I looked up again, I could see his kayak but not Keith. I wondered to myself if he just took a swim or something.
He paddled in a little while later to tell me the chilling tale of a run in with 2 O'clock Charlie. Towed him around for a few minutes but dumped his kayak when it quickly changed direction.
Local anglers are taking no chances, often packing dynamite and depth charges on their fishing boats.
In a statement issued by an anonymous government source, residents are urged to use caution - "We don't think it's a shark but, but bathers should use caution...as always."