10 sharks seized from basement pool in New York home 

New York authorities seized 10 sharks, seven alive and three dead, from a basement pool in a home in the Hudson Valley late last month.

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Officers were called to a home in LaGrangeville in Duchess County on Aug. 23, and found seven live sandbar sharks, a dead hammerhead and two dead leopard sharks in a 15-foot-diameter above ground pool in the home’s basement, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The sharks measured between two and four feet long.

A live  sandbar shark pictured here was one of 10 found in an above ground pool in a basement in a home in LaGrangeville, New York.
Photo: New York Department of Environmental Conservation Staff
Several sharks are seen here in a pool in a basement in a New York home. Out of the 10 sharks found in the home, three were dead. 
Photo: New York Department of Environmental Conservation Staff

Officials with the State Department of Environmental Conservation transferred the surviving sharks to the Long Island Aquarium after measuring and tagging them.

An investigation into the unusual situation is still underway and no arrests have been made.

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