|UALR PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS CAUTIOUSLY APPROACH SHARK IN DITCH|
The University of Arkansas-Little Rock shut down its campus at around 4:00 p.m. today due to a large shark being discovered in a drainage ditch.
UALR biology professor Dr. Marco Polo told us that finding a shark after flooding is not so unusual. Dr. Polo stated that during heavy rains, water floods from the Arkansas River and sometimes sharks are whisked out of the river into nearby streams and creeks.
The UALR Department of Public Safety responded with some tranquilizer darts in an attempt to capture the shark so it could be put on display in a large tank in front of the Donaghey Student Center.
UALR Chancellor Joel E. Anderson, who is retiring in June, released a statement shortly after closing the campus and cancelling evening classes. "Hopefully the shark can be safely and humanely captured and not be injured. Having it on display will complete my legacy."