CANBERRA (Reuters) - A live shark dumped on the doorstep of an Australian country newspaper office had local police puzzled Thursday, with authorities vowing to charge the person who left it with animal cruelty.
The juvenile Port Jackson shark, which measured around 70 centimeters in length, was left in darkness outside the office at Warrnambool, on the coast of southeast Victoria state. "We arrived and poured some water on it just to see if it was still breathing and it kicked around for a little while," Constable Jarrod Dwyer told state radio.
"I walked over to McDonalds and borrowed a bucket off them and filled it up with water, and we picked the shark up and put it inside it and then drove it down to the breakwater and released it back into the water," he said.
Port Jackson sharks can grow up to 1.6 meters long (5.5 ft) and typically feed on crustaceans, sea urchins, and fish. They are nocturnal and common across Australia's southeast coast. Dwyer said the newspaper was unaware why anyone would leave a shark to die outside.
Idiots ... why assume that it was a human that left the shark in the first place? What you need to be asking yourself is, what have you done to piss off the animal kingdom, and or have you insulted this shark's family in any way?
This is a bit worrisome because it also shows a clear intent for sharks to want to learn how to walk, and live on land. Hell, if a shark can make it a few blocks out of water, then no one living on the coast is safe, in or out of the water ...
LandSharks are coming, and they will end all of you ...