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Is the video of a shark caught in the Guadalupe River real?

Bull sharks can live in both fresh and salt water and have been found several miles upstream in the Gulf of Mexico.

AUSTIN, Texas — It’s already been viewed more than 700,000 times: a viral video on TikTok of a Texas man catching a bull shark in the Guadalupe River. But is it real?

The 230-mile-long river has long been a popular tubing destination stretching from the Texas coast to the Hill Country. However, in the video, TikTok user Jonathanaguayo5 does not share where the bull shark was captured along the Guadalupe River.

Are there bull sharks in Texas rivers?

It is not excluded that the video of a man catching a bull shark is real. However, the city of New Braunfels took to social media to debunk all the sharks in their corner.

“TUBUBERUES, BEWARE: Despite recent social media posts warning tubers of a shark capture in “the Guadalupe River,” no sharks have been reported in the relatively shallow fresh waters of the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels,” the city published. to Facebook.

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According to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD), bull sharks are common off the coast of Texas. Unlike most sharks, they can live in both fresh and salt water and have been found several miles upstream in the Gulf of Mexico.

In 2017, a dead bull shark was found in the Trinity River near Liberty, Texas, about 40 miles north of Galveston Bay. Although evidence suggests the shark was swept into the water, experts said it was entirely possible for the creature to swim up the Trinity River and travel around 200 miles overnight.

The TPWD also says bull sharks have been found as far inland as Iowa, in the Mississippi River.

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