I don’t think we need to speculate on the possibility of any poodle ever winning the poodle versus shark deathmatch, do we?
In 1911 two off-duty* coppers from Prahran went fishing off St Kilda pier and caught a small, but very active shark. As it lay on the pier each of its
death flops wiggles was accompanied by a strange tinkling sound.
The men decided to investigate and, opening the shark, found a small bell such as those which were popularly attached to the collar of small poodles.
It was surmised that the bell was the only part of a missing Fluffy which had resisted the sharks digestive juices.
The foremost question I had about this article was this; when do you think the paths of the shark and a tinkly-bell wearing dog collided? There are lots of things that are found inside sharks, not all of them make sense. Wouldn’t you love to know where sharks find some of those things!! (Some other posts I have done have bombs, cats, goats and kangaroos and more cats inside sharks.)
I wonder if the annoying tinkling of Fluffy’s bell caused a husband to finally crack, the pooch meeting its end when it was taken on a late night stroll by the pier….. 😉
And, using a thread so thin as to be almost invisible to connect this deathmatch to another equally unlikely deathmatch, here is a clip that makes me laugh, Celebrity Deathmatch: Men in Black vs The X Files.
Unnecessary use of dismembered play dough body parts warning…. 😉
*I say off-duty, but it was a Thursday afternoon. If it was a sunny Autumn day the chances are they were just
fishing instead of working detaining the shark to help with their enquiries….