I wasn’t much of a fan of the movie “Jaws” in the 70’s. I’m sure it terrorized a few people about what was lurking in the ocean, and even made a few others afraid to venture into swimming pools. I know because I was lifeguarding at the time. For some, this incident in Florida might bring back some of those same fears.
A live shark was found inside a condominium pool in Hypoluxo, Florida, the Sun Sentinel reported.
Nicole Bonk was visiting friends at the Mariner’s Cay condo earlier this month when she saw two young boys carrying a blacktip shark, which had hooks in its mouth, and dump it into the pool at around 11 p.m. local time.
It seems the predator was about 5 feet in length. Here’s what Sarh Keates tweeted on Twitter:
5ft shark found swimming around in Florida pool,
@MyFWC on the case http://www.earthtouchnews.com/oceans/sharks/who-put-a-live-shark-in-this-florida-swimming-pool … img: Anne Roberts
Seeing the shark was in bad shape, Bonk and her husband captured it and released it in a nearby waterway.
“These two kids, they came back from fishing and threw this half-dead creature into the pool as a prank,” she added.
Prank or no prank. If I were Nicole or anyone else at that condo, you certainly wouldn’t catch me in that water! If you’ve never seen a blacktip shark…..take a look for yourself.