In the shark’s domain

Shark in Hawaii (@ Flickr/Amy)

No matter how safe we feel, we’re always at the mercy of a predator. We could be at a beach we’ve known since childhood and suddenly 1000 kilos of shark has mistaken us for lunch. We could live in a sleepy small town and be shot by a man who hears God’s voice in his head telling him to do it. How once provincial Perth, wedged between the desert and the ocean on Australia’s west coast, lost its innocence in the wake of a serial killer who attacked his prey as randomly as a hungry shark. Stories about two very different predators.

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: March 22, 2002