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Dead Blue Shark Mysteriously Turns Up in New Hampshire Woods


Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the … woods?

Folks in the small town of Milton, New Hampshire are scratching their collective heads this week trying to make sense of a dead blue shark found just outside of town last Thursday. This find is strange for a number of reasons.

Not only is the blue shark not native to New Hampshire waters, but the town is a good 45-minute drive from any salt water (also, sharks don’t live on land or in the woods). All of this has led authorities to hypothesize that – get this – someone put the shark in the woods. Why didn’t I think of that?

One man, interviewed by local television station WMUR speculated that the shark was there for other reasons. “It’s totally shark week,” the man said. Yes, it is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel but I’m pretty sure that doesn’t have anything to do with the Milton shark.

Unfortunately, dumping dead sharks in strange places is nothing new. I wrote a blog back in December 2010 about a dead shark found in a canal in Yuma, Arizona. It was unknown if that shark was put into the canal while it was still alive.

Quit dumping dead fish where they don’t belong people! It’s tacky!