Barracudas are scary – by Sophia

At the end of a dive I was in a hurry to get back to the boat as I was feeling cold. I swam in front heading for the dingy. As I neared the dingy I saw a silver fish disappear in the distance and wondered if it was a Barracuda.
All of a sudden I was surrounded by a huge school of fish. I was looking at their beautiful colours when, in the blink of an eye, they all swam downwards at the same time. Only one fish seemed to be left behind. He looked wounded.
A Barracuda came out of nowhere and snapped it in two. This happened about two metres in front of me. Right after this another Barracuda snapped up the rest of the poor fishy and then it buzzed me very close to my face. He glared at me with his evil teeth sticking out and passed. I think that I didn’t look like good food. It was very scary.

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    • Derry Kingsbury on June 21, 2016 at 1:36 am
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    I think that its good to be on the safe side. However, when our boys were younger they did a lot of snorkeling near Puerta de Tierra, where we belonged to a tennis club. They frequently commented on the number of barracuda they would observe, but there was never any threat of danger. It is interesting, though, to watch them do their hunting and dining.

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