The ultimate ice breaker?
Drop a shark on or near someone.
Oh! Hi there!
*adds kingofthesun to the DO NOT POOP ON list*
“Oh, hello!” He smiled at the Raven, somewhat surprised.
“A pleasure to meet you.”
Always the look of surprise. *deep over acting sigh*
*Chuckles, smiling apologetically* “My apologies. It is not everyday that one becomes accompanied with a bird capable of speech.”
You would think I would be quite use to it by now. Hungry? I have sushi?
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking the public’s help in finding the person responsible for putting a shark in a Yuma canal.
Arizona Game and Fish DepartmentJust when you thought it was safe to go swimming in a Yuma canal…
As you probably know, no shark species are native to Arizona, so when one’s found in a freshwater irrigation canal it tends to raise a few eyebrows.
The shark was found dead in the West Main Canal near 1st Street and 14th Avenue in Yuma on Saturday. Authorities believe the shark was placed in the canal by someone who caught it in either San Diego or Mexico.
The shark is about 32 inches long, but Game and Fish officials aren’t sure what brand of shark they’re dealin’ with — they say it’s similar to a lemon shark.
It’s unclear to authorities whether the shark was alive when it was placed in the canal. Some sharks are able to survive in both fresh and saltwater, the GFD says, so tossin’ one in a canal can be big SNAFU when it comes to public safety.
All sharks, both freshwater and saltwater, are restricted wildlife in Arizona, which means anyone found with one is breaking the law.
We have a feeling that someone who was apparently keeping a shark as a pet didn’t tell their friends about it. So, if you have any information (or a friend who used to have a pet shark) please call the Operation Game Thief hotline toll-free at (800) 352-0700. Cash rewards may be offered for information leading to an arrest.
Shark Stops Traffic In Miami
Miami Police Dealing With Mystery Surrounding Shark In Street
MIAMI, Fla. — Miami police were called to a bizarre scene at Northwest Fifth Street and Fourth Avenue Tuesday night: a 6-foot nurse shark in the middle of the road.Two men were captured on surveillance video just before 7 p.m. Monday, dragging a shark’s body down North River Drive. The video shows the men holding the shark by the tail, dragging it on the pavement toward Casablanca Fish Market.Slideshow: Shark Found On Miami Street
Slideshow: Surveillance Images
Video"It was still moving. The gills were moving and the eyes were moving," said Jorge Sanchez, the owner of Casablanca Fish Market.Sanchez pulled up his surveillance video after seeing the same shark on the news Tuesday night, sitting in the middle of an Overtown street, presumably dumped there by the fishermen who tried to sell it to him the night before."It was two homeless (men), and I said, ‘What are you guys doing with this shark?’ He said, ‘I got it myself. It’s 87 pounds. I want $10 for it,’" Sanchez said. "I said, ‘That’s not good. I’m not going to buy it,’" Sanchez told Local 10’s Roger Lohse.Renaldo Martinez, an employee at Garcia’s Seafood Grille and Fish Market, said two men on bicycles also brought the shark to him on Monday and tried to sell it to him for $10."They brought it on a bike, tied it to a piece of wood, hooked it onto the bike and brought it here all the way from Key Biscayne," Renaldo told Local 10."It was very weird because usually you see kids with their friends on the bike. In this case, it was a guy with a shark on the handlebars. It was very bizarre," said Luis Garcia of Garcia’s Seafood Grille and Fish Market.Renaldo said he turned the men down because he doesn’t buy fish off the street. He told Local 10 that the men then dumped the shark into some bushes before someone else dragged it out onto the street.According to police, there were reports that the men carried the shark around on the Metromover downtown train. Investigators are working to determine whether surveillance cameras at the Metromover stations captured video of whoever might have taken the shark onboard.It is unclear whether the shark was alive or dead when it was taken from the water and later dumped.Officials are trying to find the people who dumped the shark."In my 20 years of law enforcement, I’ve never seen a shark in the middle of the street anywhere. It doesn’t surprise me in Miami. I’ve seen all kinds of weird things, but a shark in the middle of the street is something completely unusual," said Officer Jorge Pino of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. "It’s not a major crime here. It’s something unusual. It’s something that we certainly would like to get to the bottom of."Investigators determined that the shark was not a member of a protected or endangered species. Officials threw it back into the ocean on Tuesday night.The business owners who declined the chance to buy the shark said the fish tale is really a sign of the times."I got the sense from watching this guy up close that he was in one of those places in life — he was a very desperate guy," Garcia said.Those responsible could face criminal charges, including trying to sell a shark without a license and improperly disposing of an animal, both second-degree misdemeanors.
Mystery shark discovered living in aquarium
Staff at an aquarium in Blackpool say they were shocked to discover there was a unknown shark swimming around their tank.
Bosses at the Sea Life centre only realised the presence of the mystery shark when they spotted two shark eggs in the massive half-a-million litre tank.
Because the sharks known to be in the tank only give birth to live young, they concluded there was another hidden one somewhere in there.
Experts think the still undiscovered shark is an easily camouflaged tropical carpet shark which may have been introduced by one of several former aquarium curators.
A spokesperson for Sea Life Blackpool said: “When we found the first egg during a routine dive in the ocean tank just before Easter, we initially thought it must be artificial, and part of the tank’s theming decor.
“We were all completely baffled when we took a closer look and realised it was real, and then we found another one about three weeks later.”
“A small carpet shark would possibly feel threatened by the larger sharks in the tank, which is the only explanation we can come up with for it keeping out of sight for so long.
“Ideally, we would like to move her to a smaller tropical tank and provide her with a mate.”
By The Associated Press MILTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police are investigating the discovery of a blue shark that was found in the woods in the small town of Milton.
Police say they found the 6- to 8-foot shark in a wooded area Thursday night after a resident reported smelling something decomposing.
Police tell WMUR-TV they believe someone caught the shark and later decided to get rid of it by dragging it into the woods.
Milton is about a 45-mile drive from the ocean.
By The Associated Press
MILTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police are investigating the discovery of a blue shark that was found in the woods in the small town of Milton.