Thursday, July 13, 2006

SanO Feline Feral Shark

I’ve learned that it started about 1945, when a guy named Eddie McBride used to live in a paneled truck at SanO. He lived there for many years after that, but it was about the end of WWII that he started feeding cats at SanO. He fed several generations of them, resulting in quite a colony of feral cats. The cats were quite happy to be raised mostly on fish scraps from the locals who would fillet sharks and other fish on the beach. I am told that Eddie even used to capture the cats from time to time and take them up to a vet in San Clemente for shots and any health problems.

After the nuclear plant was built, the cats took to hanging around it because of the warmth it gave off. Over time, and through generations of exposure to radiation, some shark DNA in their diet merged with the feral cat DNA to result in a species unique to San Onofre.

I had heard the story of the feline feral sharks of San Onofre, mostly from divers spear fishing at SanO. But divers are fishermen, and you know about fishermen’s tales.

I decided to do a little fishing myself on Wednesday. I paddled out on my longboard with my rod and reel and a little baggy of bait. I kept hearing a purring sound. Well, unlike those fishermen who see things but never take a picture, I had my camera with me.

20 comments:

Dr. Zaius said...

Well, this is more believable than submarine sightings......

Dr. Ralph said...

Eeh-whala.I know someone who can lend credence to that story.He is an old muff diver, called diver Dan.

momma like said...

Eveyone who fishes at San Onofre knows the feline feral shark.

The sharks are a protected species. They are strickly
catch, pet, and release.

regular reader said...

What? No tie in to the submarine, the rats, the hot chick, the luau, or at least BK?

Mrs. Slocombe said...

My pussy is trembling in fright.

Mrs. Slocombe said...

and I am unanimous in this!

teen said...

This is why I hate the English language. Is Dan old or are the muffs old?

Captain Peacock said...

I'm free.

subscriber said...

Or a tie in or follow up on the doughboy or Dingo's flight from arrest.
Don't leave us hanging.

Old Mr Grace said...

I'm in very much the same position.

pussy lover said...

Here kitty kitty.

Judge Millian said...

Your best yet counselor.

Oprah said...

Dr. Ralph,
Your avatar is disturbing.

Anonymous said...

Wow.
Great picture.

Fat Bastard said...

Tell the truth.
The cow tattoo is on your belly.

Mr. Humphries said...

Has anyone seen brownhole?

Bruce/Laguna said...

Every time I'm behind you on a wave.

biology minor said...

If it has offspring, are the baby cat sharks still called "pups"?

u wacky!!! said...

Did you get your facts from that Einstein character?

still legally blind from the sight of BK's weiner said...

I would like to vote against any updated on BK.

The picture of his hard-on was enough of BK for this year.

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