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Sharknado? Australian Cyclone Leaves Behind Shark in Puddle

The shark has become the talk of the town, with locals turning out to touch it



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    In the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, Bradley Mitchell inspects the damage to his uncle's boat after it smashed against the bank at Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach, Australia, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. In the Australian town of Ayr, a journalist found a dead bull shark washed up in a puddle.

    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.

    WIN News reporter Philip Calder tells that he was in the town of Ayr to shoot video of a flooded road and couldn't believe he came across a shark in a puddle. He says the shark is "the talk of the town" and many locals have 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 260 kilometers (160 miles) an hour Tuesday.