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Shark found washed up on Ohio River boat ramp

Source: Monica Edwards Source: Monica Edwards
Source: Monica Edwards Source: Monica Edwards
Source: Monica Edwards Source: Monica Edwards

OLMSTED, IL (KFVS) - The Ohio River flood waters are receding and a shark was left behind on the boat ramp in Olmsted, Illinois.

A conservation agent says it is a shark.

Monica Edwards of Olmsted sent Heartland News some pictures into cNews Thursday morning.

A commercial fisherman found the two-foot long shark already dead on the ramp Thursday morning.

According to Missouri Conservation agent A.J. Hendershott who took a look at the pictures,  it is probably a juvenile bull shark.

He also says bull sharks can survive in fresh water and have been known to travel up the Mississippi River from the gulf, even as far as St. Louis, especially during flooding.

He says this is very rare to find one in the Ohio River this far north.

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