Conservation authorities announced the discover of more than half a dozen sharks swimming inside an above ground pool in the basement of a New York home.
In all, seven live sandbar sharks, two dead leopard sharks and one dead hammerhead shark were found on the property
Spokeswoman for the Long Island Aquarium, Darlene Puntillo says the living sharks were checked out and taken to the aquarium.
“They are young and range from one and a half feet to probably just under four feet, so they are most likely all between one and three years old.”
We are caring for the sharks that were seized from a NY home. They are being taken care of and will be quarantined until perfectly healthy. pic.twitter.com/IdHW9mkvpH— Long Island Aquarium (@LIAquarium) September 7, 2017
Puntillo says authorities don't know the whole details behind the shark's being in the home but they say it's likely they were to be sold as exotic pets.
No charges have been filed against the home owners as authorities are still investigating.