Katherine the Great White Shark Is Back and Tweeting!

She’s baaaack!!  Katharine, the great white shark with 70,000 Twitter followers (we are jealous) who had not been heard from in about 18 months, has turned up again off the East Coast of the U.S.  Her Twitter account is active again too — making us chuckle and even a bit sentimental with her commentary about the news of the day COVID and the election.  “Katharine” tweeted about her absence and that when she resurfaced she was “wearing a mask.” Since the election, she has tweeted an homage to her namesake, Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote the lyrics for “America the Beautiful.”  Yes, Katharine, we DID miss you!

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