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10 sharks seized from a New York basement

First there were snakes on a plane, now there are sharks in a basement. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Wednesday that it seized 10 sharks from an aboveground pool in a basement in LaGrangeville, New York, located in the Hudson Valley.

Of the sharks, seven sandbar sharks were alive and the remaining three sharks — two leopard sharks and a hammerhead shark — were dead. The sharks measured 2 to 4 feet in length, which would've made for tight quarters in the pool that measured just 15 feet in diameter.

The sharks were transferred in a truck "equipped with water tanks, oxygen, and climate control" to the Long Island Aquarium, The Associated Press reported. The shark pool remains under investigation.