Shark Found in Middle of Australian Road

It was washed in by Cyclone Debbie
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2017 12:27 PM CDT
Poor guy.   (Queensland Fire Services)

(Newser) – Emergency crews traipsing through the Australian town of Ayr after Cyclone Debbie made landfall came across a rather odd sight Thursday: a shark roadblock. The 5-foot-long bull shark, surrounded by little more than a puddle, had washed up on a road and died, reports the West Australian. And it wasn't the only high-profile animal to succumb to the storm, which Gizmodo is now calling "a real life sharknado." A battered cockatoo that became famous around Australia after a photographer rescued it from a tree on Tuesday has also died, though it initially showed signs of improvement, reports the BBC. (Read more Australia stories.)

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