8-Foot Bull Shark Fished Out of Potomac River

EDITOR'S NOTE, Sept. 7, 2016: This story was published Sept. 5 2015. It is widely being shared on social media in September 2016, but please note this story is one year old.

People on a fishing boat in southern Maryland made a big catch on the Potomac River Thursday evening.

They reeled in an 8-foot bull shark near Coltons Point in St. Mary's County.

Bull sharks can grow to be 11-and-a-half-feet long and weigh as much as 500 pounds. They're typically found along coastlines but can thrive in fresh water.

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