Guy named Willie Dean netted what he said is an eight-foot Bull Shark--in the Potomac River in St. Mary's County.
It's Dean who's calling it a Bull Shark. We'll wait for the authorities on that. But it was a real big fish. Really, really big.
The Chesapeake Bay is brackish water and we know sharks visit. But we expect to hear of them down in the Hampton Roads area, not in the Mid-Chesapeake, not in the fresh water Potomac about three miles from Point Lookout. Lemon Sharks in the Bay, maybe. But Bulls?
Bull Sharks have a particularly nasty reputation. They do attack humans. Here's how National Geographic describes them:
"Bull sharks are aggressive, common, and usually live near high-population areas like tropical shorelines. They are not bothered by brackish and freshwater, and even venture far inland via rivers and tributaries.
"Because of these characteristics, many experts consider bull sharks to be the most dangerous sharks in the world. "