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#2306849 - Tue Aug 02 2011 07:42 PM The Dreaded Bull Shark
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Bull Sharks...I never heard of them before until maybe about 10 years ago..They can live in fresh water..I was in the USCG and saw sharks all the time when I was out in the Gulf Of Mexico..However..when I came back into port I never gave sharks much thought...See I use to duck hunt in Corpus Christi quite a bit... I would hold my shotgun and my shells over my head and walk out or about 200 yard to the Federal Duck Blinds that they had available for duck hunters. Now the proper way to get there is with a boat.. Not walking out hundreds of yards into a lagoon with salt and fresh water.. Maybe you can see where I am coming from on this post.. Here I am possibly putting myself in harms way by walking out into these lagoon that could have possibly had a rouge Bull Shark looking for a meal. LOL LOL...I thought I would just post this so you people just know about Bull Sharks and how they can live in fresh water....Below is a link that gives some info on BULL SHARKS. Bull Sharks aren't BULL!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_shark


Edited by uncle buck (Tue Aug 02 2011 07:44 PM)

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#2306895 - Tue Aug 02 2011 08:15 PM Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark [Re: uncle buck]
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we get them here in the delaware, along with whales, dolphins and even a stray manatee. never give much thought to the sharks though because the are pretty scarce.

but have had dolphins come up to us before and people start screeming and trying to get out of the water cause they think their sharks.
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#2306900 - Tue Aug 02 2011 08:18 PM Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark [Re: uncle buck]
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http://therockyriver.com/library/fish-id-catalog/bull-shark/

found up to 2,200 miles upriver in the Amazon. Godbless all of the damns on the Susquehanna.
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#2307210 - Wed Aug 03 2011 12:23 AM Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark [Re: wampire]
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Most shark attacks are bull sharks they are pretty aggressive.
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#2307391 - Wed Aug 03 2011 04:07 AM Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark [Re: TATERDAVID]
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Just so you know, Bull Sharks have been documented as far inland as Indiana in the Ohio River, and Illinois in the Mississippi. They've also been observed in the Potomac River, and they are known to live in the Delaware Bay so probably make excursions up the Delaware River.

I don't know of any recent observations. I have read that in 1922 a 12 foot shark was caught in the river north of Philadelphia. No species was listed only that it was a "man eating variety". I would venture a guess that it was a bull shark.

According to reports they were observed swimming in the streets of Brisbane Australia during flooding this past winter. Not unlikely as they breed in the river there.

Though its widely debated, it is suggested to be the species responsible for the attacks in Matawan Creek NJ during the infamous summer of 1916. The attacks that summer later inspired Peter Benchley to write Jaws.

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#2307610 - Wed Aug 03 2011 02:00 PM Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark [Re: BlkKnt62]
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A shark swam up a stream in nj around the turn of the century and ate a bunch of ppl. they think it was a bull shark

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#2307721 - Wed Aug 03 2011 04:32 PM Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark [Re: ESUHunter]
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Here is a link that shows all the unprovoked shark attacks in U. S. Waters: Take notice how many are confirmed Bull Shark attacks..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal,_unprovoked_shark_attacks_in_the_United_States_by_decade


Edited by uncle buck (Wed Aug 03 2011 05:01 PM)

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#2307722 - Wed Aug 03 2011 04:35 PM Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark [Re: uncle buck]
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they have the highest testosterone level of any animal on earth....very aggressive
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#2308160 - Wed Aug 03 2011 10:15 PM Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark [Re: ESU.archer]
uncle buck Offline
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I do remember shortly after seeing the first JAWS movie. I was wadding in the Susquehanna River at Perdix, Pa.. My mind just kept thinking about the Movie I just saw.. Yes thank God there are no fish ladder in the Susquehanna River (YET) that will allow Bull Sharks to travel up into the Harrisburg, Pa area.. DA A DA A DA A DA A dadadadadadadadadadadada!


Edited by uncle buck (Wed Aug 03 2011 10:17 PM)

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#2308630 - Thu Aug 04 2011 07:15 AM Re: The Dreaded Bull Shark [Re: uncle buck]
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On the subject of fish ladders.... At one time sharks in lake Nicaragua were thought to be its own species. Until they tagged and tracked the sharks from the lake out into the ocean and back. Turns out they were common bull sharks that leap up the rapids of the San Juan river just like salmon would.

Can you imagine seeing an 8 or 9 ft shark leaping up river rapids, or a fish ladder?

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