Duh, dah. Duh, dah. Hello Chesapeake Bay shark! All 8 feet of you.

Southern Maryland News Net tweeted this out:

Story by Southern Maryland News Net (http://smnewsnet.com)
Story by Southern Maryland News Net (http://smnewsnet.com)

Colton’s Point is at the mouth of the Potomac River.

Turns out there was a little more to this fish tail. Washington Post dug a little deeper and learned that it was caught by Robert T. Brown of Coltons Point, Maryland. He’s head of a family of commercial fishermen. Dana Hedgpeth reports the eight foot shark got caught up in the Brown family’s pound nets and couldn’t get out. (Read Dana’s story for the family’s reaction.)

Bull shark caught in commercial nets by the Brown family in the lower Chesapeake Bay  (Photo by Murphy Brown)
Bull shark caught in commercial nets by the Brown family in the lower Chesapeake Bay (Photo by Murphy Brown)
Head of bull shark caught Thursday  in the area of Coltons Point  (Photo by Murphy Brown)
Head of bull shark caught Thursday in the area of Coltons Point (Photo by Murphy Brown)

Southern Maryland News Net has more Murphy Brown photos of the shark catch.

The Chesapeake Bay typically has small sharks. The big ones tend to wander in from the ocean during late summer when the water gets warmer and saltier.

bull sharks in the Chesapeake Bay
Click on picture to get to Live Science article on bull sharks in the Chesapeake Bay

As Live Science Associate Editor, Elizabeth Palermo, points out there’s nothing to stop big sharks from swimming up farther in the bay or it’s tributaries — during the summer. They don’t like cold water. Duh, dah. Duh, dah.

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