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How Did a Dead Bull Shark End Up in Texas’ Trinity River? [VIDEO]

Bailey Juarez/Jared Moser via Facebook

Here’s a shark story that had the internet buzzing, but did it really swim 40 miles inland?

The discovery of a bull shark on July 11 raised questions for a lot of folk, mainly being, was this five-foot specimen able to swim 40 miles inland up the Trinity River from Galveston Bay? Experts say the answer is yes, but that’s not how this big bull got here.

Jared Moser discovered the decomposing shark while four-wheeling in Kenefick. Texas Game Warden Randy Button visited the makeshift grave the next morning, making the conclusion that the shark was deliberately dumped at this location. Tracks from where it had been dragged into the water, as well as evidence of a hook, made that determination easy.

My brother n law found a shark in trinity river 😱😱😱 out in Kenefick, TXPhoto creds: Jared Moser

Posted by Bailey Juarez on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Here’s more on the story:

And here’s the original video, as posted to Facebook:

WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE

Posted by Bailey Juarez on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Although this was a ‘false alarm,’ the possibility of a bull shark being found in the Trinity River – or other inland rivers for that matter – is very much real. So for all you swimmers out there: Paddle carefully and perhaps carry a harpoon.

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