Thursday, April 23, 2009

Australian Newspaper Dumbfounded by Landshark

Some time after midnight, a visitor to the neighboring McDonald's noticed a shark on the front step of a Western Australian newspaper's offices. When police arrived, they threw some water on it and said it "kicked around a bit." They borrowed a bucket and some water from the fast-food eatery and released the poor guy back into the ocean.

The Port Jackson shark is common to Australia and grows up to 5' 1/2" in length. It is harmless but for two poisonous dorsal fins. The one in question was only about 2' long.

The newspaper said it had no idea who would have left the shark, nor why. Police said whomever left it would be charged with animal cruelty, if they are caught.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

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