Dead Shark Discovered At Nantucket Pub [Photos]

A dead shark was recently discovered by a cleaning crew outside at a Nantucket pub.

The folks tidying up near the Sea Dog Brew Pub discovered the five-foot shark up against the front entrance of the establishment. Since sharks generally don’t pass out in front of bars, it’s currently believed that someone dumped it there. However, the culprits have yet to be found.

The Department of Public Works eventually removed the shark from the pub’s doorway. Manager Jimmy Agnew told the Associated Press that he’s not sure why anyone would want to do such a thing.

Foreman John Braginton-Smith, meanwhile, has his own theories. In his humble opinion, there’s a very strong possibility that alcohol was involved.

“In summertime, someone can get one too many beers in them and think that’s amusing,” he recently explained.

However, Agnew believes a couple of unruly patrons may have left the shark at the pub after getting escorted off the premises on Wednesday evening. It’s currently unknown if these incidents are related.

Not surprisingly, it didn’t take long for the dead shark to become the butt of several jokes. A comedian who frequently performs at the pub reportedly began posting jokes about the incident on Facebook. Before you start pointing fingers, it’s believed that he’s not involved in the prank.

Officials eventually sent in a frontloader to dispose of the shark. Braginton-Smith said the plan is to mix the shark’s remains in with a batch of topsoil.

Oddly enough, this isn’t the first report involving Nantucket and a shark to pop up in recent weeks. The Inquisitr previously posted footage of a man wrestling a shark with his bare hands on an area beach.

Curious to see what all of the fuss is about? Have a look at the tweets embedded below.

What do you think about the dead shark that was left at a Nantucket pub?

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