Welcome to Florida! Where You Can See an Alligator and a Bull Shark Swimming Side by Side in a Vero Beach Lagoon
Florida resident Gray Vinson witnessed IT while visiting Indian River Lagoon last Sunday (3/21/21).
The Vero Beach native, who grew up swimming and boating around the river, said he filmed the rare moment from a walking bridge.
"Bull sharks and gators have been spotted before but to my knowledge this is the first time together," Vinson said....
Florida Fish and Wildlife says... Alligators can be spotted anywhere there is water including lakes, ponds, rivers, marshes, swamps, and even man-made canals. Although they are almost exclusively a fresh-water species, they have been found in brackish water and marine salt waters.
In terms of bull sharks, they are one of the very few sharks that can live in freshwater and the 150-mile-long Indian River Lagoon is one of the most important bull shark nursery grounds on the U.S. Atlantic coast.