From A Kid's Perspective,Any Shark Is HUGE
The "shark mania" that pervaded in Rockaway last weekend - brought on by a sick thresher shark that came to die on our shores - continued, as the Welch family of Far Rockaway found a sand shark in Rockaway Beach on Labor Day. Five-year-old Trent, seen holding the creature, and his younger brother, Calvin, 3, were afraid to touch the shark at first, according to their mother, Julie-Ann. But their father, Peter, brought them in for a closer look and the kids' curiosity took over. The 2-and-one-half-foot shark, also known as a smooth dogfish, appears larger and more menacing in Trent's hands than it does from a different angle and in the hands of an adult.