Shark Found Dead on Rural Tracy Roadway


It started as a call to Kat Country 103 Tuesday morning, with someone reporting that there was a shark on a rural Tracy road.

Animal control officers soon showed up near Chrisman and W Schulte roads, finding that police were already on scene.

There, lying on the center median, was a dead shark.

Authorities deduced that it had probably only been out there for about an hour, since it had not been run over by any other cars – the roadway it was found on being a heavily traveled by truckers.

Fish hook marks were found near the shark’s mouth, suggesting that the shark was a fresh catch from the bay that had either fallen out of a truck, or was tossed out.

Animal control brought the shark back to their shelter and placed it in the freezer. They said they have seen 200 pound tortoises and a seal that walked up to their office, but not a shark.

The shark will be collected later in the week by the company that handles the shelters’ cremations.

Carlos Rodriguez contributed to this report.

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