bedbug problem. Bedbugs are just a minor annoyance compared to what's lurking in the Potomac. The Washington Post reports that a second, man-eating bull shark was found in the Potomac River this week.
Second. Man-eating. Shark. Potomac River.
Those are words you don't ordinarily find together in the same sentence. And we don't want together in the same sentence.
Last Tuesday, a fisherman caught an eight-foot bull shark near Point Lookout. You can read about that shark here. On Wednesday an even larger, 8' 3" bull shark was caught in St. Mary's County.
If you're unfamiliar with bull sharks, here's a short description from National Geographic: "Many experts consider bull sharks to be the most dangerous sharks in the world." And for SharkDiving.us: "Bull sharks have been responsible for numerous shark attacks all over the world especially in the USA and Australia." Bull sharks don't mind swimming in brackish or fresh water.
I guess the only thing more dangerous than swimming in certain parts of the Potomac River is floating on a bedbug-infested mattress on the Potomac.