Bull Shark Caught on Lake Tippecanoe
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Indiana Fish and wildlife were called to Patona Bay to the report of an angler catching a shark. Indiana fish and wildlife officer Hugh Jorgan arrived to the boat ramp and confirmed the shark to be a female 5 1/2 foot bull shark. Dr. Sandy Kemp from Sanibel Florida arrived in Leesburg as to attempt to catch the shark, as it was reported earlier this week. By Jorgan's description of the shark Hemp believes it has given birth to at least 6 pups sometime in the last week. Bull sharks have on average 3 to six pups. This is a monumental occurrence as bull sharks have never been caught this deep in the intercontinental waterways of the United States. Bull sharks are able to store salt in their kidneys and use it as they need. Bull shark pups eat up to 85 percent of their body weight for the first year they are alive. Sharks prefer to attack in less than three feet of water , so fish and wildlife officers are in a scramble to find out for sure if their are pups and if this is a rouge shark. Watch your children swimming off the shoreline with extra caution as the Fourth of July festivities will make it prime hunting for sharks. Please if you see any sharks don't attempt to catch. Call your local Fish and Wildlife office and report. Thanks for your cooperation and have a safe holiday weekend.