Sharks are a common sight in the Gulf. But in North Alabama? You might not think so but believe it or not a man found a shark in Lake Guntersville. What's less clear is how it got in the lake.
Mike Carter discovered the dead Bull Shark in the water early Wednesday morning while getting ready to spend the day on the water fishing. Carter is a fishing guide who takes clients on day trips to fish.
As to how the shark got in Lake Guntersville, Carter has his own theories. "They have been known to migrate 100 miles in shore, but you got four different locks to go through to get to this area" Carter said. "So it makes you wonder if somebody just turned it lose here or brought it here dead and threw it in the water."
Mike Carter has been in business as a hunting and fishing guide on Lake Guntersville for seven years. In all his experience and years on the water he's never ever seen a shark in Lake Guntersville. "Wow its something you just don't see is a shark. I looked at it and did a double take just to make sure I am looking at a shark because you don't see that in this area".
Whether this shark got turned around in a river, or was dumped here as a goof Carter says he plans on capitalizing on his experience to hopefully attract more business.