Sharks Swim in the Streets in Australia
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Bull Shark, stock photo

The recent flooding in parts of Australia has been a boon for some sharks, who have taken the the tows in search of new food. The increased flood waters have allowed bull sharks to swim in areas once only land.

Do sharks go out for fast food? Two bull sharks have been found swimming the parking lot of a flooded McDonald’s building in Queensland Australia after the recent floods increased the water area. Several other shark spottings have been reported in nearby areas. Sharks, it seems, are not letting the newly flooded areas go unexplored.

Flood Brisbane City area Queensland

Ipswich councillor for the Goodna region Paul Tully says the reports may sound bizzarre, but they are true. The flooding has opened the doors for some sharks to get their fins into the town streets in search of new food sources.

“It would have swam several kilometres in from the river, across Evan Marginson Park and the motorway,” Cr Tully said.

“It’s definitely a first for Goodna, to have a shark in the main street.

Bull sharks regularly swim up the Brisbane River, sometimes being caught by local fisherman. With the river going over it’s edges, the sharks followed the water into the city streets. The water in Goodna was at its highest water eight meters deep, before receding back down. Some places, however, are still under water that has not fully receded yet. – Summer, staff writer

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