Shark in river

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

A VIDEO is cir­cu­lat­ing on Face­book of what is thought to be a bull shark in the Rich­mond River at Co­raki.

While there are claims it is not un­usual to find them so far up­stream – one Face­book user said they can be found in the Wil­sons River in Lis­more – it is a timely re­minder they are out there.

The video, posted by Julie Creed on the Co­raki Clas­si­fieds 2471 site, shows a young bull shark in the murky wa­ter on Mon­day.

While many lo­cals seem un­per­turbed by the pres­ence of the shark in the wa­ter, many were thank­ful of the in­for­ma­tion and said they would avoid swim­ming there. Eric Daw­son said: “Kids also swim there. Not a very good com­bi­na­tion. Kids verses shark means dan­ger.”

How­ever, Nathan Amey said: “There has been sharks in the Rich­mond River for years. My dad and un­cle used to catch them up in Casino when I was a kid ... we used to swim right where they were caught (and) never got bit­ten.”

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