Dead Shark in the Dirty Street

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Sometimes Miami deserves its reputation as slightly Third-World. 

Police last night found a six-foot nurse shark lying in the middle of a street in Overtown. It apparently had been there since 7 p.m., but no one bothered to call the cops for two hours. 

"It was a relief that it was a shark. When I first saw it, I thought it was a body because of all the shootings that have been going on. I was surprised and happy because of my concern for human life," a resident told the Miami Herald

Apparently, two men had been hauling the shark around to fish markets hoping to sell it for ten dollars. Nurse sharks are edible but not a common menu item. They're not exactly a common street item either. 

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