Shark Week Fake-u-mentary: Seagull Attacked in Poughkeepsie?
There was no sharknado in Poughkeepsie, but in honor of Shark Week, Mix 97’s Mark Bolger reports on a “shark sighting” off the Hudson. No, there aren’t really sharks this far up the Hudson River, but a fella can dream, can’t he?
There has been what seems to be a shark sighting and attack on a seagull in the Hudson. I received a call from a friend of mine who was at the River Station restaurant yesterday and he said that people were coming into the bar saying they saw a shark about thirty feet off the shoreline of Waryas Park.
I rushed down to see if anyone would talk to me about it. Here is my report.
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The Hudson is known to have large sturgeon in it and maybe it was mistaken for a shark. Sturgeon don’t breach, nor do they normally attack gulls floating on the surface. It is possible that this was a Bull shark that made it’s way up river. If that is the case there may be plenty more. We will keep you posted.