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Dog-bites-shark video goes viral

July 22, 2011 |  1:59 pm

 

A dog bites a shark, a man captures it on video, and a YouTube viral event is born. This video, featuring two dogs that appear to be experienced shark herders, is closing in on 3 million views on YouTube.

The video began to garner major attention earlier this week, but it was uploaded a little over a month ago by a 32-year-old construction worker from Perth, Australia, who has a fishing-and-travel blog sensibly called Fishing Western Australia.

He titled the video "Dog has a ride on a shark" and not the more sensationalist "dog bites shark," which is perhaps why it took a while to find legs. But now that it has legs, the video is on fire, going from 1.5 million views to close to 3 million on Friday alone.

On July 20, the videographer posted a note on his blog, using his new-found fame to plug tourism to Australia.

I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in my video, the response has been amazing, i would really like to urge anyone who is thinking of travelling to Australia to include Broome and Cape Leveque in your trip as they are really amazing places.

Cheers Russell

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-- Deborah Netburn 

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