Sharks caught off the coast of Alabama somehow made it into a 15-foot above-ground pool in the basement of a house in the small town of LaGrangeville, New York.
Officers called the find extremely unusual: seven sandbar sharks (alive) and two leopard sharks and a hammerhead shark (dead) were recently discovered in this small town about 90 minutes north of New York City. The baby sharks are 1-3 years-old, and could grow to be 9-feet long.
The homeowner, apparently harboring and breeding illegal wildlife to sell to private collectors, hasn’t been charged with a crime. Unless you have a permit, you can’t own sand tiger sharks anywhere on the East Coast.
Since the discovery, the animals continue to be nursed back to health at the Long Island Aquarium.
Source: CBS News
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