Thursday, 6 April 2017

Real-life Sharknado? Cyclone Debbie washes up shark on Australian street

A journalist filming floods in the aftermath of the storm found a dead bull shark in the town of Ayr, prompting residents to draw connections to Sharknado

Associated Press in Ayr
Thursday 30 March 2017 16.51 BST Last modified on Friday 31 March 2017 00.05 BST 

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.

The WIN News reporter Philip Calder told News Corp 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 was “the talk of the town” and many local people had turned out to touch it.

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) on Tuesday.


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