As if we needed another reason to avoid swimming in the Potomac River, now we have to be afraid of…sharks?
Willy Dean has an incredible fish tale to tell. On Tuesday, he caught a shark while on the Potomac River in St. Mary’s County, Md.
Don’t believe him? He has the pictures to prove it.
Dean put out a net Monday at Cornfield Harbor in the Potomac three miles north of Point Lookout with hopes of catching cow-nosed rays for a Solomons Island Marina biologist. When he checked Monday night everything seemed normal. But when he checked again Tuesday morning, he made a startling discovery.
In the net was an 8-foot-long shark. He said it was a bull shark. According to National Geographic, experts consider them to be “the most dangerous sharks in the world.”
Unanswered: Whether the shark was a male that laid eggs.