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Sharks found in Lagrangeville

Sep 07, 2017 7:00 am

Rick Karlin is reporting at Capitol Confidential state Environmental Conservation officers last month found seven sandbar sharks in a 15-foot above-ground pool set up in the basement of a home in Langrangeville. The sharks found measured between 18 and 36 inches; the largest was four feet long. The DEC officers also found two dead leopard sharks and a dead hammerhead. The officers were acting on a search warrant that was issued based on a suspicion there was illegally held wildlife in the residence. The officers were accompanied by staff members from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the New York and Long Island aquariums. After being examined by a veternarian, the sharks were transported to the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, where they will be held until the case is closed. The state investigation is ongoing. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.