I once met an old sailor, not really a pirate, but he did have an eyepatch, a wooden leg, and a hook for his right hand. I asked him about his sailor stories, and how he lost his hand.
He said he had been on deck in a raging storm, and was washed overboard, and was barely holding onto a rope for dear life. Before they could haul him back aboard, a shark came and bit off his hand.
I asked him about the leg, and he said he was on deck in another raging storm, and was washed overboard, and before he could be hauled back aboard, a shark came and bit off his leg.
Amazed that he could survive two shark attacks, I almost didn't ask about how he lost his eye. That wasn't from a stormy day, he said, in fact, it was perfectly clear and calm. He was looking up, when a seagull crapped in his eye. I couldn't believe that this could be the cause of someone to lose and eye, but he explained that it happened the very day he got the hook.