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Was a shark spotted in Lake Michigan?

Was a shark spotted in Lake Michigan?

By John Mercure. CREATED Aug 15, 2014

Check out this picture. It was taken in Lake Michigan near Chicago a few weeks ago.

Is it a shark?

Nature photographer Michael Furmanek snapped the picture and believes it may be a shark.

I suppose it could be.  It could also be a piece of driftwood or a sturgeon, or a piece of black plastic or a kids toy.

Experts do acknowledge that Bull Sharks can exist in fresh water and there have been past stories of the sharks in Lake Michigan.

But what about THIS shark?

Rob Elliott of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joined us to talk all about it.

John Mercure

John Mercure

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Emmy-winning journalist, John Mercure brings more than 20 years of reporting and anchoring experience to his position at NEWSRADIO 620 WTMJ.