Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 12, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  6 months ago

    How many rats did shark eat?

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    ronaldspence  6 months ago

    another sad truth from PBS!

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    carlsonbob  6 months ago

    I’m sure sharks wouldn’t want to eat something as bitter as Rat.

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    priyansh.jeziel  6 months ago

    It is absolutely horrendous how many sea creatures are killed.Humans have already decimated the king crab population, and they are foolish enough to think that a one or two year moratorium of NO harvesting is going to restore the population

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    sirbadger  6 months ago

    Rat is sort of right. The problem is figuring out which 10 sharks those are. When a shark attacks a human, authorities seem somewhat lazy about figuring out which specific shark that is. With drones, it can be done.

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    BasilBruce  6 months ago

    How you can tell there’s a rat in the water: “Daaaaah-DUM . . . Daaaaah-DUM . . .”

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    jpsomebody  6 months ago

    Read BC and take comfort in Land Sharks.

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    paulscon Premium Member 6 months ago

    Sad fact, most sharks are killed to harvest their fins for shark fin soup!

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    ArcticFox Premium Member 6 months ago

    Watch out, Rat, ‘Jaws’ is gonna gitcha.

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    einarbt  6 months ago

    Don’t think sharks eat that many rats. Rat should be safe.

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    The sharks would leave him alone, professional courtesy!

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    Gent  6 months ago

    If shark is eat Rat then shark is die of plague.

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    Imagine  6 months ago

    Goat is such a good friend.

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    markkahler52  6 months ago

    Stay out of Sherman’s Lagoon, Rat!!

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    Procat Premium Member 6 months ago

    Between 2011 and 2017, 259 people died while taking a selfie, as opposed just to just 50 shark-related deaths in the same time span.

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    Gandalf  6 months ago

    I agree with Rat.

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    Croc Holliday  6 months ago

    Sharks have more to fear from us than we do from them.

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 6 months ago

    I have had a shark swim by me within 20 feet while snorkeling, it’s a bit disconcerting

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 6 months ago

    Hope Rat didn’t read this morning’s BC =:0

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    NavalHistorian  6 months ago

    We need a shark character in Pearls.

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    Steverino Premium Member 6 months ago

    Rat’s leaving a sinking ship.

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    Ellis97  6 months ago

    No shark would want to eat or be able to digest a disgusting filthy rodent like Rat. If anything, he’ll kill them before they have the chance to kill him.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 6 months ago

    They are no where near extinction though

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    Stocky One  6 months ago

    Under ordinary circumstances, I would also wish that they eat him. However, we need Rat for the humour that he provides.

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    Goat from PBS  6 months ago

    I have heard that vending machines kill more people per year than sharks.

    Forget shark-infested waters. Vending machine-infested waters are the true danger.

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    monya_43  6 months ago

    We are not the top of the food chain while in the ocean. That is a cautionary warning. Rat will not be eaten by a shark, because he is avoiding the ocean.

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    RobinHood  6 months ago

    The Spielberg Effect.

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    rugeirn  6 months ago

    We don’t just kill them. We “fin” them. We catch them, cut off the fins, and then throw them back in the water, alive, in agony and bleeding, where they will die slowly of blood loss, infection, or starvation. Starvation occurs because they can no longer swim properly and therefore cannot feed well. We do this somewhere between 75 and 100 million times a year. We are such a sweet species!

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    Charles  6 months ago

    Shark is delicious!

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    Zebrastripes  6 months ago

    There’s no reasoning with Rat….he only hears what he wants to hear.

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    rshive  6 months ago

    Seems to be “Shark Week” on PBS. It was a little unnerving to see that sharks had been sighted where we routinely went on our family vacation.

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    wongo  6 months ago

    Goat, your “stats” are inflated by 99,000,000 just to fit your narrative. But that’s ok because nobody ever checks these things and blindly accepts everything you say.

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    paulscon Premium Member 6 months ago

    check out any of the Netflix “Our Planet” documentaries to learn how and why we must do better to save our planet, including the oceans within the next 12 years or it could be too late.

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    WCraft Premium Member 6 months ago

    Seems like “peaceful protestor” math.

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    KEA  6 months ago

    I worry more about the plethora of nearly invisible things in the ocean that can kill or cause great distress

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    zeexenon  6 months ago

    Rat’s not even a shark palate cleanser. And I doubt Rat and Goat killed any.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 6 months ago

    We can only hope, Goat.

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    Scott S  6 months ago

    In 2022 there were almost 43,000 people killed in traffic mishaps in the US alone, but no one thinks twice about getting into a car & going out on the road.

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    liberalnlovinit  6 months ago

    What about land sharks?

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    Roy Lamberton  6 months ago

    100 Million Sharks???? Really?

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    pamela welch Premium Member 6 months ago

    This really tickled my funny bone — LOLOL

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    Curiosity Premium Member 6 months ago

    Wait. One Hundred Million a year? Seriously? Yep, I looked it up and it appears to be true.

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    Katje  6 months ago

    But rats aren’t people, are they? :D How many rats do sharks eat every year? :)

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    dv  6 months ago

    Maybe not 10, there could just be one really hungry shark

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    wildlandwaters  6 months ago

    Go ahead…give ’im a good shove…

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    oakie817  6 months ago

    that is the truth too

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    ajakimber425  6 months ago

    I’m not losing any sleep over that!

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    clayface9 Premium Member 6 months ago

    But how many rats do sharks kill each year?

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    Sisyphos  6 months ago

    Even moralistic Goat can be driven to murderous thoughts by Rat’s correct response!

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    wordsmeet  6 months ago

    Shark are people too.

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    Swirls Before Pine  6 months ago

    The sharks aren’t keeping up their part of the bargain.

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    ocastaneda4690  5 months ago

    they would want someone sweet like pig

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    alantain  17 days ago

    More humans have eaten sharks than sharks have eaten humans.

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