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Pool Shark

Claim:   Photograph shows a shark swimming down a flooded street in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irene.

FALSE

Example:   [Collected via the Internet, August 2011]

Why You Shouldn't Swim After a Hurricane

This picture was taken in Puerto Rico shortly after Hurricane Irene ravaged the island. Yes, that's a shark swimming down the street next to a car, and this is exactly why authorities in NYC are warning people not to go swimming in flood waters after a hurricane. Sharks go where fish go, and fish go where water goes, and if that water (and those subsequent fish) happen to be right outside your front door, then guess where that freakin' shark’s going to be?!



 

Origins:   This image purportedly showing a shark swimming down a street in Puerto Rico just after Hurricane Irene hit that island in August 2011 is a digital hoax. The image of the shark was lifted from a 2005 photograph of a kayaker being trailed by a great white shark and pasted into a photo of a flooded street:





Last updated:   29 August 2011

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