Workers try to catch bull shark in pond in Central Florida

Published On: Jun 23 2014 05:47:27 PM EDT

City workers on Monday are attempting to catch a shark that somehow ended up in a freshwater pond at a Brevard County park.

Indian Harbour Beach City Manager Mark Ryan said a bull shark, estimated to be 4 feet long, was in a pond at Gleason Park near South Patrick Drive.

"Our public works department is attempting to net it," said Ryan, adding that the city has reached out to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for assistance.

Officials want park visitors to be aware of the shark at the park, which features a playground and walking trail.

The pond has become quite the attraction

"It's kind of exciting, I mean its not super big so it's not super scary," said Melissa Calhoun, who works near the pond.

Ryan said it's not known how the shark got into the pond.


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