"Bull sharks have been in Goodna for a long time in the Bremer," confirmed Tully. "They are regularly in the Brisbane River and often swim up. I know a number of fishermen who have caught bull sharks."
To get to Goodna's main street, he said the sharks must have swam well over a mile from the river. They then crossed Evan Marginson Park and the local highway there. This would have been unthinkable during drier days, but the flood waters have made this bizarre travel route possible.
This week, Goodna was contending with over 26 feet of water in normally populated areas. As if the water, sharks, crocodiles and other threats weren't enough, a flammable gas leak caused further chaos there recently, leading to even more evacuations.
The gas leak was due to ruptured underground storage tanks at gas stations near the St. Ives shopping center. The sharks certainly weren't deterred by the leak. They were seen swimming down Williams Street, which goes right by the shopping center.