PEAK FLORIDA: Alachua County Sheriff's deputies find shark and gator in same creek

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Alachua County Sheriff's Office deputies found an alligator and a shark in the same freshwater creek in Gainesville -- over sixty miles away from the nearest beach.

In a tweet, the Sheriff's Office said this was "the most #Florida call of the week."


When police arrived on the scene, they located the dead five-foot shark in Lake Forest Creek, which they said was caught elsewhere and dumped in the inland creek.

They also spotted a live gator in the same creek, which would be an otherwise normal wildlife encounter -- if it wasn't sharing a space with an oceanic apex predator.

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