June 25, 2014

Wildlife Wednesday

Well we certainly have had a LOT of wildlife around here lately.   As Raz told you on Monday, Mom got a Fitbit. She's been walking a couple of times a week with her friends at a local park.  There's a nice pond in the middle of the park.  As you might know, we live on a barrier island and are between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River.  Somehow, a bullhead shark ended up in the pond at the park.  There is no way this happened naturally, someone must have dumped him there :(

They've been trying to get him out and yesterday there were a couple of news stations there.  Here;s an article that tells more about the shark.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —Wildlife workers are trying to catch a shark in Brevard County, however it's not in the ocean but in a park pond.


"It's not often you hear about a shark at a park. I mean, it sounds like a sci-fi movie," said Billy McDonald.
According to trapper James Dean, he believes someone dumped the 4-foot bull shark into the pond at Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach.
"The shark doesn't belong in this type of water, and we truly believe that somebody did release it in here," said Dean.
He said it's not fair to the shark because it can't get out unless someone catches it, and that is what he plans to do.
On Monday, Dean attempted to catch the shark using chum and mullet but reeled in nine turtles.
"I've never dealt with something like this," Dean said. "It will be difficult and time consuming. We want to get it out of here."
Dean said sharks can adapt from salt water to fresh water but it is unique for it to do that.
"It is not a public safety issue as long as the media is putting it out there and people keep their children, their dogs away from the water," Dean said. "This shark is not going to jump out of the water like an alligator does."
Dean said he is not sure how long it will take to catch the animal, but once he does, he will drive it to the Indian River and release it.


Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/shark-spotted-in-brevard-county-park-pond/26633192#ixzz35aTepVlh

If you go to the video, you can see MOM being interviewed.

If you don't want to watch the whole video, Dad did a video of it and clipped out her part.

                  

I think I'll just snooze here in my sun puddle  until they catch him...........


21 comments:

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Ooh a shark!
MOL, and Raz, you look just like Chester but with less furs! :-)

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Sounds like you might have plenty of time to snooze, too. We would never have thought it would be so hard to catch him! What a mean thing for people to dump him out of his natural habitat. Pffffft!

XOXO

Lone Star Cats said...

Yeah, I think da sun puddle are safe - even if it are a puddle, MOL!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Poor shark! Who would do such a thing? I hope he gets rescued soon. :-(

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Couldn't the person who "dumped" the shark drive a little further out to dump it in the ocean instead? Poor shark.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Bull Sharks can live in fresh water, but that's not a safe environment for the shark or for anything that ventures into that pond. We hope he's relocated to the open water soon.

And your Mom is right... Florida is always famous for the strangest things!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Another thoughtless idea by someone with nothing better to do!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Bev Green said...

Blogger back woo hoo...goodness me someone is really mean to dump that poor shark....mum looks so bright and chipper and almost ready to wrassle a sharky...you relax in your sun puddle and I hope they get the shark soon Raz :) hugs Fozziemum xx

easyweimaraner said...

I think it's a great idea to wait till they have caught that sharkie.
In worst case they can call the cat scouts, they are always on duty...except they take a nap.

Madi and Mom said...

RAZ MY DARLIN' I KNOW YOU ARE A BRAVE MAN CAT BUT YOU STAY IN THE SUN AND LEAVE THE BIG FISHY TO THE PROFESSIONALS! MOL MOL MOL

WE HEARD YOUR MOM ON THE BIG VIDEO.
HUG MADI YOUR GAL

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guys...we hope sum one catches de shark N getz him bak ta hiz natural waterz......we hope sum one catches de azz who dumped him and getz him ta pay a hefty hefty hefty fine

Terri said...

We saw your mommy on the video. She's a celebrity now :-)

Nice belly shot while taking your nap. We notice you have one eye open. That's a good idea because humans like me will sneak a snorgle!

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Wow, that is crazy that a shark got dropped into a pond. We hope he gets caught soon and taken back to his proper environment. Raz, you are lookin' good as usual! :)

Kitties Blue said...

How cool...Mom Sharon is famous! Our mom saw a story about this on the news yesterday, but your mom wasn't in that one. Raz...we think you are taking the right approach to the whole affair. Kisses and hugs for Allie from Mau. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Mariodacat said...

YIKES - Sharks. I think it's a good idea to snooze until they get him. He could eat you whole in one gulp.

onespoiledcat said...

Raz you are WISE to stay out of the whole thing with the shark...I do hope he gets "rescued" from the pond though! Enjoy that sun puddle!

Hugs, Sam

Caren Gittleman said...

Oh wow! I saw your Mom! Alligators and sharks? I would have to move :)

dezizworld said...

OMC Be caweful. Yous lookin' good, stay dat way.

Luv ya'

Dezi

The Island Cats said...

We saw your mom! We hope they catch that shark and put him in the ocean where he belongs.

BeadedTail said...

We hope they get the shark out soon! It was fun seeing your mom on the video! Sure glad she was out because of that FitBit!

Marty the Manx said...

Raz! Your Mom is famous! Our Mom says she want to come cuddle your tummy furs right now!
Marty