Shark washes up in puddle on Australian street after Cylone Debbie

A bull shark that washed up on a road near the town of Ayr in Queensland, Australia after a powerful cyclone on 30 March 2017. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

An Australian journalist covering flooding from Cyclone Debbie was shocked to come across a dead bull shark that was apparently swept up in the deluge.

WIN News reporter Philip Calder told that he was in the town of Ayr to shoot video of a flooded road and couldn’t believe it when he came across a shark in a puddle. He said the shark is “the talk of the town” and many locals have turned out to touch it.

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Some social media users are drawing a connection between the shark and Syfy’s Sharknado film series, which features sharks getting swept up in cyclones and wreaking havoc on cities.

Cyclone Debbie knocked out power to thousands when it slammed ashore with winds up to 260km/h (160mph) Tuesday.


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