posted on May, 10 2008 @ 01:22 AM
We all know fishermen can tell some wild stories, but this fish tale has pictures and witnesses, and is making some people nervous. It sounds crazy,
but two different fishermen at Medina Lake have caught two different sharks. No one knows how they got there, and the incidents have experts puzzled.
Biologists have identified the creatures as Atlantic Sharp Nose Sharks, but Medina Lake is hundreds of miles from the shark’s closest salt water
home. “It kind of startled me,” fisherman James Price told WOAI. Price is from Lamesa, but he fishes in lakes all over Texas. He says his jaw
dropped Monday when he pulled the 37-inch shark out of the water. “It looked like a bull shark, and I know they can live in fresh water, but they
shouldn't be in this lake,” said Price. He says he brought the shark back to shore to show friends and take pictures, just so nobody would think he
was nuts. His family was shocked.
“I know because I saw the teeth, and that really scared me,” said Connie Price. This is the second shark caught at Medina Lake. Jet Smith caught
one the day before Price caught his. “It's just crazy!” That sums up what Texas Parks and Wildlife had to say. Game Warden Danny Shaw says these
kinds of sharks shouldn't be in a lake, but they pose no danger.Pretty weird stuff to me.