Trapped bull shark snagged in Florida pond

INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, Fla. (CNN/CENTRAL FLORIDA NEWS 13) — After a week of trying, fisherman in Florida snagged a bull shark in a pond near Indian Habour Beach.

Trappers strung a large net in the pond hoping to lure the shark in with bait, while another large crowd gathered at Gleason Park to watch.

Trappers even put on scuba masks to scan under the water and deployed bird-scaring fireworks to force the shark to the surface.

At the end of it all, they caught the baby shark in a hand-held net.

The rush was on to get it in a large cooler full of water because the sun was drying it out quickly.

Trappers had to act quickly to get the little shark back into water where it would be safe, so a team drove it over to the nearest boat ramp on the Indian River, just a half-mile away.

Trappers also had to cut a hook out of its mouth, possibly the one used by whoever had caught the shark and put it in the pond to begin with.

Then, just moments later, the 3.5-pound female was let go into the waters of the river.

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