Floyd Ellis told local station WMUR that his brother found the decomposing blue shark on Thursday. The closest ocean beach is a 45-minute drive away, so authorities think fishers without a license may have caught it there and then dumped it in the woods to decompose when they realized they might get in trouble for the catch.
Miltonites at a local pond told the station they had never heard of anything like it. One man suggested that the incident was likely a real-world extension of the Discovery Channel's annual summer roundup of shark-themed programming.
"It's totally Shark Week," the man said.
You can see the shark in the video below:
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