GRIFFIN, Ga. – Georgia wildlife officials were investigating the bizarre discovery of six dead sharks along the side of a road in a rural area, local media reported Monday.
Authorities noted that all six of the sharks found in a pile along the road were toothless, indicating that whoever killed the sharks broke the animals' jaws to remove the teeth, WGCL-TV Atlanta reported.
"That is very strange, very strange. I can’t even imagine how they would have ended up there,” resident Terry Becker told the station.
Shark hunting is considered a crime in Georgia and could result in up to $100,000 in fines for the hunter.
"I think it’s disgusting. People actually dump a lot of trash on this road," resident Kara Davel told WGCL-TV. "The fact that they're wasting all that meat and they're not using them for anything, I don't know if that's legal."
Depending on the species of shark, state officials may conduct a formal investigation.