Shark Swimming in Flooded Street After Hurricane Irene – Facts Analysis


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Shark Swimming in Flooded Street After Hurricane Irene

Story:

A huge shark swimming down a flooded street in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irene in August 2011.

Other Versions

1.  Wow is all I have to say…. Shark in the Streets of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irene

2. 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 not to go swimming in flood waters after a hurricane.

 3. Believe it or not, this is a shark on the freeway in Houston, Texas. #HurricaneHarvy

Fact Check:

The image of shark swimming in street waters that is being circulated online is a fake one created out of digital manipulation – just for the sake of prank. It is actually the famous picture of a shark following a Kayaker, which is incorporated into the “flooded street” photograph. You can see the original shark image below, both are one and the same.

Shark following a Kayaker Picture used in Photoshop
Shark following a Kayaker Picture used in Photoshop

Update: 01 Sep 2017

The aforementioned picture of shark swimming in street surfaced again online in August 2017 with yet another false claim that it was seen on the freeway in Houston, Texas after the Hurricane Harvey disaster.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.

References:

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Shark Swimming in Flooded Street After Hurricane Irene – Facts Analysis