Bull Sharks in Lago de Nicaragua
Bull sharks 7´long and weighing 250 lbs. are swimming in the shallow waters of Lake Nicaragua. Apparantly, shark attacks only occur about every 30 years or so.
There is a bull shark account in the book "Ometepe en el Siglo XX" by Manuel Hamilton Silva Monge, an historian who lives on the island. Published in 2002, in Spanish. I bought my copy in Moyogalpa, Ometepe. It is a 150 page paperback with 24 pages of color photos.
Many years ago, a bull shark did kill a fisherman 100 yards offshore. The islanders responded by making a pig squeal on the shoreline and killing the shark when the shark came into shallow water.
Note: Ometepe takes up 106 square miles of the lake. If you count the steep slopes, there is even more surface area. With 38,000 inhabitants, that´s only 358 people per square mile.
The lake is 3,330 square miles. That´s 5 times the size of the entire San Francisco Bay in the U.S.
For more Bull, see: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/07/0719_050719_bullsharks.h...