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Dead shark found in Milton

Someone has a big fish tale to tell.

A dead six- to eight-foot blue shark was found in the woods of Milton — more than a 30-mile drive from the Atlantic Ocean, according to police.

&#';This is the first shark we've had in town,&#'; Milton police Lt. Richard Krauss said Saturday night.

A neighbor &#';could smell the rotting animal&#'; on Teneriffe Road Thursday night, Krauss said.

&#';We don't have any clue why someone would catch a shark and go through all that work to waste it and dump it in the woods,&#'; he said. Police believe someone dragged the shark into the woods.

A person would need at least a saltwater fish license in New Hampshire, he said.

Authorities aren't removing the animal, with Krauss noting that bears and other wildlife like to prowl the area.

&#';We're just letting nature take its course,&#'; he said.


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