Police probe mystery of live shark found in roadside puddle

By Ben Hooper  |  Aug. 26, 2016 at 3:01 PM
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ONE TREE HILL, Australia, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- South Australia police said they have "ruled out the possibility of a Sharknado" in the mystery of a shark found in a roadside puddle.

Police said a member of the public contacted authorities Friday morning to report finding a small shark partially submerged in a roadside puddle in the town of One Tree Hill.

Fauna Rescue South Australia responded to the scene and transferred the shark, believed to be a Port Jackson shark, to a water tank. The group said the shark was alive at the time of its rescue, but later died.

"How the shark came to be in the puddle is still a mystery, however, police have ruled out the possibility of a Sharknado," police said. "It is believed the shark may have been caught earlier today and dumped, or was kept as a pet but was growing too large for its tank."

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