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Shark Found In Woods Of Milton, NH

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This shark was recently found in the woods of Milton, New Hampshire. (Photo credit: Milton, N.H. Police)

This shark was recently found in the woods of Milton, New Hampshire. (Photo credit: Milton, N.H. Police)

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MILTON, N.H. (CBS) – A shark was found in the woods of Milton, New Hampshire Thursday night.

The blue shark, which was about 6-8 feet long, was discovered in the woods just off of Rural Tenerriffe Road, near Route 125 and the Spaulding Turnpike, Milton police confirmed to WBZ-TV. Milton is located near the Maine border.

While there is a pond in Milton, the nearest salt water source is about an hour’s drive away. The man who found the shark believes it was caught in the Atlantic Ocean, but was discarded because the fisherman may not have had a license for ocean fishing.

Blue sharks tend to migrate long distances and feed on small fish, according to the NOAA.

Officers from the Milton police and New Hampshire Fish and Game decided to leave the shark where it was dumped and let nature take its course.

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