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Shark Caught 160 Miles From Sea (Baghdad)
REUTERS/Stringer/iraq ^ | REUTERS/Stringer/iraq

Posted on 10/30/2007 7:57:15 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan

The remains of a shark lies on a truck as it is transported to the college of science at Thi Qar University in Nassiriya south of Baghdad, October 24, 2007. The two-meter shark was caught in a river in southern Iraq more than 160 miles from the sea. Karim Hasan Thamir said he was fishing with his sons last week when they spotted a large fish thrashing about in his net. "I recognized the fish as a shark because I have seen one on a television programme," he told Reuters.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cryptozoology; shark
Very odd.
1 posted on 10/30/2007 7:57:16 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan
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To: Lakeshark

Relative?


2 posted on 10/30/2007 7:58:12 AM PDT by null and void (Franz Kafka would have killed himself in despair if he lived in the world we inhabit today.)
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To: pcottraux; SunkenCiv; Angelas; presidio9; Idisarthur; Hegemony Cricket; A knight without armor; ...

I thought you guys would get a kick out of this story.


3 posted on 10/30/2007 7:58:13 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan (An American in Miami)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

I thought this was a story about a lawyer in Iraq


4 posted on 10/30/2007 7:59:43 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: FreeManWhoCan
"Very odd."

Not really. I remember reading a story about someone catching a shark in the Mississippi River---at St. Louis!! One heck of a long way from the Gulf of Mexico, that.

5 posted on 10/30/2007 8:02:01 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

6 posted on 10/30/2007 8:02:11 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
Curse that evil Bush. This is just more evidence that the situation in Iraq is unwinnable...We must get the troops out NOW, before MORE sharks swim inland!!!

/moonbat

7 posted on 10/30/2007 8:03:10 AM PDT by opus86
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To: opus86
SAND SHARK!!!


8 posted on 10/30/2007 8:04:43 AM PDT by null and void (Franz Kafka would have killed himself in despair if he lived in the world we inhabit today.)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

nasty man eatin’ bull sharks have a tendency to head up river to where the good eats are.


9 posted on 10/30/2007 8:04:55 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
rymb!
10 posted on 10/30/2007 8:05:16 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Maybe it chased the scent of continual blood in the river water emptying into the gulf, and followed it upriver to the sources....and developed a habit of scavenging bodies dumped into the river. I wonder how many people have disappeared in the area where it was caught.


11 posted on 10/30/2007 8:05:45 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: null and void; All

MWSS 371 [in Yuma, AZ called the “Sand Sharke”] are home right now, so there should be no sand sharks in Iraq....


12 posted on 10/30/2007 8:06:41 AM PDT by TMSuchman (American by birth, Rebel by choice, Marine by act of GOD!)
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To: Wonder Warthog
Correct. Bull sharks have been caught over 2000 miles up river from the ocean.
13 posted on 10/30/2007 8:06:56 AM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

You’ll know capitalism if alive and well in Iraq if they sell the sharkmeat as “scallops”.


14 posted on 10/30/2007 8:26:06 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Not uncommon. I’d bet it’s a bull shark.


15 posted on 10/30/2007 8:27:05 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Ditto

OH, B.S. (bull shark)


16 posted on 10/30/2007 8:28:31 AM PDT by wizr (I ain't perfect, but Jesus loves me anyway.)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

“Still no frickin' laser beams! Is that too much to ask??”

17 posted on 10/30/2007 8:29:17 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
Bull shark. 1937, Alton, Illinois. Mississippi River.
18 posted on 10/30/2007 8:48:48 AM PDT by BGHater (Bread and Circuses)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

Maybe it got out of one of Saddam’s shark tanks, where he dipped Kurds and dissidents.


19 posted on 10/30/2007 9:14:51 AM PDT by Defiant ("Expectorate" has Specter in it.)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
There are Fresh Water Sharks in Nicaragua.
20 posted on 10/30/2007 9:19:33 AM PDT by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: FreeManWhoCan; pcottraux

Thanks FMWC.


21 posted on 10/30/2007 10:14:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Wonder Warthog; FreeManWhoCan
I remember reading a story about someone catching a shark in the Mississippi River---at St. Louis!!

It's Global Warming.

They are being driven out of the ocean by the near-boiling temperatures, into the rivers cooled by the melting glaciers....

22 posted on 10/30/2007 10:42:38 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (If God didn't want a Lib hanging from every telephone pole, He wouldn't have created so much rope!)
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To: FreeManWhoCan; Angelas; presidio9; Idisarthur; Hegemony Cricket; A knight without armor; ...
Very interesting.


23 posted on 10/30/2007 11:52:44 AM PDT by pcottraux (Fred Thompson pronounces it P. Coe-Troe...in 2008.)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
Baghdad doesn’t have enough problems.
24 posted on 10/30/2007 11:57:24 AM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: Wonder Warthog
I remember reading a story about someone catching a shark in the Mississippi River---at St. Louis!! One heck of a long way from the Gulf of Mexico, that.

Pretty common for some types of sharks (notably the Bull Shark) to move several hundred miles up river in brackish water. Bulls are considered maneaters, too.

25 posted on 10/30/2007 12:42:40 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: martin_fierro

“CandyGram”

“Jehovah’s Witness”


26 posted on 10/30/2007 12:47:28 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Thompson-Hunter not Hunter Thompson.)
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To: trumandogz
There are Fresh Water Sharks in Nicaragua.

Some ichthyologist out there can correct me if I am wrong but I think this is a subspecies of a bull shark. While all bull sharks can survive quite well for long periods of time in fresh water, this particular type of bull shark has adapted to living full-time in fresh water.

27 posted on 10/30/2007 12:57:36 PM PDT by CommerceComet
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To: ExSoldier
"Pretty common for some types of sharks (notably the Bull Shark) to move several hundred miles up river in brackish water."

Yes, but the Mississippi River ain't brackish--even at New Orleans. Muddy, yes ---- brackish, no. Evidently, this shark was "thinking outside the box".

28 posted on 10/30/2007 1:11:09 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
My wife loves fishing for sharks!

29 posted on 10/30/2007 1:16:20 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: FreeManWhoCan
"Tahseen Ali, a teacher, said there was a "75 percent chance" Americans had put the shark in the water."

And there is a 100% chance that Tahseen Ali is a certifiable moron and/or liar.

Tell please me again why we are helping these IslamoVermin.

30 posted on 10/30/2007 11:06:37 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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