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Blacktip shark mysteriously appears in Texas near

A blacktip shark.

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Residents of a neighborhood in La Porte, Texas were baffled to find a blacktip shark next to a curb last week.

Resident Joeena Davis was one of the first people to post a photo of the shark, according to ABC13.

“Who needs a rod and reel when they come to you? This is in our street. About two feet black tip shark,” she wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday.

Some residents suspected the shark washed ashore from overflowing sewers, while others said that it was probably a joke, and the shark is placed on purpose, according to the news station.

“What in the world? Think someone caught it and threw it away?” a Facebook user commented on Davis’ post.

“What a shame,” another person wrote.

Clarence Anderson, an animal control supervisor with the La Porte Animal Control Department, told Fox News fishermen probably dumped the shark in the neighborhood.

“Fisherman probably caught and instead of releasing it, they went out and threw it on the street,” he said, adding that the shark was already dead when they arrived at the scene.

Animal control officers later disposed of the shark’s body.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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