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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
 

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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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Most shark attacks are bull sharks they are pretty aggressive.
 

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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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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!
 

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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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yes ever heard of a spinner shark, they can get some serious air.
 

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I really think that now I suffer from PTSD after being around sharks. When your young you do dumb things..Now after you get older you start to think about all those dumb things you did. kind of like: What if all that blood that was in the water when I use to spear fish would have drawn in sharks. How could I even be doing that kind of fishing?? "WHEN I WAS YOUNG!"

Then I use to sit on that surf board and allow me feet to tangle over the sides while I'd wait for that big wave.. NUTS!
Of course the wadding out to the duck blinds to in the lagoon. Dang Bull Sharks could have been there!!!!

Oh We...when you would anchor in the Gulf Of Mexico..Sharks would start circling your ship ah I'd say in about.......2 minutes!!!!!!!Our captain would never allow us to have swim call out in the Gulf Of Mexico...Round and round and round the ship they would go..
 

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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!
 
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