23 Oct '11, 4am

Australians hunt killer shark

Australians hunt killer shark

SYDNEY: Australian authorities were on Sunday hunting a killer shark which fatally mauled an American diver off the country's west coast as they considered a cull of the giant marine predators. The 32-year-old US citizen, reportedly from Texas, was brutally savaged by what was believed to be a three-metre (10-foot) great white shark during a dive off Perth's Rottnest Island on Saturday. Witnesses saw a flurry of bubbles before the man's body surfaced with horrific injuries. It is the third fatal shark attack off the west coast in two months. Fisheries officials said a kill order was immediately issued for the shark and six bait lines had been laid in the vicinity of the attack hoping to catch the creature responsible. Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett said he would consider a shark cull, as well as greater patrols, aerial surveillance and netting off of beaches and b...

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