News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 14, 2013

DNR: Shark in Wabash River just another fish tale

Associated Press

---- — INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Department of Natural Resources officials say a report that a bull shark has been found in the Wabash River is just another fish tale.

A photograph posted on Terre Haute television station WTHI’s Facebook page showed a bull shark that the poster claimed had been seen in the river at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute.

DNR spokesman Phil Bloom tells The Indianapolis Star the account is a hoax and that there have been no reports of shark sightings.

The DNR has received hoaxes involving wildlife before. Conservation officers last year investigated a Shelby County man who told them he had a photograph of a mountain lion. The species hasn’t been confirmed in Indiana, and biologists determined the picture was fake.

— Associated Press