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Baby shark falls from sky and lands in family’s backyard

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Remember the "Sharknado" TV movies, where a freak storm picks up man-eating sharks and tosses them onto land to devour innocent people? Absurd, right? Of course, because sharks don't just fall from the sky. But last week in Virginia Beach, a shark did fall from the sky.

From the grips of a large bird high above the trees, is where Sue Bowser says the shark fell from last Friday.

"The kids found it, and they came upstairs and they were real excited and said, 'We found a shark!'" said Sue Bowser.

Doubting the kids, but she soon found out it was no joke. The 13-incher, dead on arrival, on a concrete slab next to a small pond in the backyard.

"It's a little bloody on the side, and that's where the talons had poked in." said Sue Bowser.

Taken away from its home in the ocean, and now, a new home.Tucked away in the garage freezer, right next to Bowser's homemade applesauce.

It's been a week of pictures and showing off "sharky," as they call him, to family and friends. He's become the talk of the neighborhood.

"It could have landed everywhere, anywhere, in the 3,000 acre state park or in the pond. If it had been in the pond, we probably would not have seen it." said Sue Bowser.

The family hasn't said if they will bury the shark, or toss it unceremoniously in the garbage. Sue Bowser says the Virginia Aquarium wasn't interested in taking the shark.

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