Nurse Shark left to rot on street in downtown Miami
vagrant men ditched a four and a half foot shark, leaving it to rot in
downtown Miami, Florida after several unsuccessful attempts to sell it to fish markets for $10. The carcass of the shark was found in
the middle of the street, but there is some speculation that it was
dragged there after being dumped into some nearby bushes.
However, that's not the worst part of the story. Apparently, the shark was dragged onto a transit 'metro-mover' train while it was still alive, bleeding and gasping for breath. Sharks have been known to live for up to 24 hours outside of water, so the last hours of this shark's life were agony.
The Fish and Wildlife commission are going to verify the species of the shark, if it turns out that it is in fact a nurse shark then nothing more will happen. However, if the shark is determined to be endangered then a criminal investigation will occur.