The gray bull shark is a completely unique creature. It is this shark that scientists attribute to more than half of all human victims due to the attack of predators. And this statement is completely justified.
Extremely aggressive, having a very wide range of habitats, close to densely populated areas, omnivorous and armed with powerful teeth resembling teeth of tiger sharks, the gray bull shark rightfully enters the top three most dangerous for human sharks-cannibals.
The actual number of attacks of the blunt-shark sharks on people is noticeably different from official statistics in the larger direction. The main reason is the habitat of the populations of this species mainly in the coastal areas of the Third World, East and West Africa, India and other places where sharks are often not given serious attention to attacks and cases are not recorded. In addition, the blunt-shark shark is not as easy to identify as white or tiger, so many of their attacks can remain an attack of “sharks of an unknown species.”
The danger of this shark for a man is further aggravated by the fact that she feels well in the fresh waters of rivers and is a frequent guest of fresh water bodies connected with the sea. She was met at the mouths of many rivers flowing into the Atlantic seas, in the rivers of Australia, North and South America, she dwells even in some freshwater lakes. Many cases of the appearance of these sharks have been recorded in the rivers of the USA, India, Iran and many other places.
Gills and rectal gland are the tools by which this species is able to control the osmoregulation of one’s body, easily adapting to the desalination of water. There are cases when bull sharks were caught 4000 km upstream of the Amazon. Not surprisingly, there are recorded facts of the presence of sharks in the rivers of New Jersey, Illinois, the center of New York and other major cities.
Gray bull sharks are met, in particular, in the Panama Canal, where the waters of numerous lakes are mixed with the waters of the two oceans. They saw and even caught a bull gray shark in Lake Isabal, in Guatemala, and also in the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana, 250 kilometers from the sea.
It is even said that it was seen in the depths of the mainland in canals that cut south and central Florida, but this still requires proof.
In India, South China and the countries of the Indochina region are very afraid and revere this shark. The species of the gray bull shark inhabiting the mouth of the Ganges River is accustomed to eating human flesh – according to local customs the corpses of people of higher castes are lowered into the sacred waters of the Ganges, where they are waited by bloodthirsty predators to feast on easily accessible food.