A big bull shark attacked a 40 year old French man while he was surfing on Reunion Island as the sun was going down. Beach goers have been warned not to go into the water in when the sun is rising or setting as this is when sharks are known to attack the most.
Reunion Island has seen its fair share of shark attacks recently and have had 3 human fatalities in the last 13 months. There are over 40 species of sharks that live around the island and several of them known for attacking people.
Sharks Bites off French Surfers Hand & Foot
The mayor is considering allowing fisherman to began fishing for sharks in all of the areas around the island to help reduce the number of shark attacks and related deaths. The problem is there is a big area that is protected by the marine reserve because of its coral reefs and the risk of them being damaged.