Bull Shark vs. Red Drum

Posted by Henry V Elite Member created over 5 years ago - last updated over 5 years ago
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Henry V

In the longer version of the story, broadcast on local TV, the anglers admit to chumming for the shark and hooking it, saying they wanted to "touch it." I have to ask, who in their right mind would want to touch an angry Bull Shark, or try and bring it into a small boat, when the Bull Shark is one of the most dangerous fishes on earth? And who would chum for a deadly predator, confirmed to kill more humans than any other shark species, in a populated inlet?

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=775185#.T_8NBvWnKSo

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 5 years ago - Report Abuse

Henry V

I had to check my claim, and I was wrong. The Bull Shark ranks 3rd on the list of maneaters, behind the White and Tiger sharks. However, it is the only shark that inhabits fresh water, so enticing it to feed in a brackish inlet is still a very bad idea.

Statistics here:

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/statistics/species2.htm

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 5 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

I jumped when the shark jumped. Yikes! Touch it? not with a 10 foot pole.

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 5 years ago - Report Abuse

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