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Live Shark Found in Roadside Mud Puddle in Australia

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ABC News

How a shark ended up in puddle alive is a mystery to authorities. 

It seems like there’s always bizarre animal news coming out of Australia, and this is no exception. Adelaide police are trying to determine just how a shark ended up in a roadside mud puddle.

ABC News Australia reports the small shark was unexpectedly found, still alive on the north side of Adelaide, approximately 12 miles from the ocean on Friday morning. Someone from Fauna Rescue South Australia responded to the bizarre call and was able to get the animal into a water-filled container.

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But it ended up being too little too late and the shark, believed to be a Port Jackson shark, later died.

Right now police suspect the animal was either caught that morning or was a dumped aquarium pet that grew too large for its tank.

Whatever the cause, anyone with any information should probably call Fauna Rescue South Australia or the Adelaide police department.

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Live Shark Found in Roadside Mud Puddle in Australia