Animal control officers are still puzzled as to why a dead 3-foot shark was lying in the middle of a rural road near the Tracy Defense Depot in California. although they suspect that it was probably dumped there after being caught in the bay.
"It appeared to have been there only a short while. There was an injury in its mouth, possibly from a hook, and it was bleeding from the gills. The shark was not hit by a car,” noted Animal Service Officer Brittany Pasquale, who had been sent out to retrieve it.
"This may be the oddest animal we have had at the shelter," said Ben Miller head of Animal Services for Tracy, although he admitted that the local Animal Shelter is no stranger to calls for unconventional service, including having to go out and pick up a 200-pound male tortoise that had been walking down busy MacArthur Blvd. The tortoise was later reunited with its owner after a few days at the shelter.
Another time they rescued an injured live seal found wandering the road near the shelter, which ended up at the Marine Mammal Center in Marin County. They have also taken in a number of stray goats, horses and cows.
Source: The Contra CostaTimes