No, that’s not a shark lurking in the waters off Northern Virginia.
This photo appearing to show a fin sparked a lot of buzz around the fishing community. The word was that it was a shark in Belmont Bay, just off the Potomac River, near Woodbridge.
Apparently, it was just a log.
“Marine Patrol Unit confirmed it was a log. Not a shark. It’s a log,” PFC Reem Awad from Fairfax County Police confirmed with WUSA9.
The Marine Patrol Unit wanted to remind boaters to look out for logs in the water.
Even though that was no “Jaws” in the Potomac, sharks—including tigers and hammerheads—are known to frequent the Chesapeake Bay.