#clear respect for the dead
A deadly encounter
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… (queue scary music)
Monsters of the Sea, Legendary and Authentic. John Gibson. T. Nelson and Sons, London, Edinburgh, New York, 1890.
"Though timid creatures, sea-serpents are greatly dreaded by fishermen in the seas in which they occur. And not without cause; for they often get entangled in the nets, and so are conveyed with the draught of fishes into the boat, where, unnoticed, they may be handled or trampled upon, and thus tempted to use their fangs."