Florida wildlife officials want to know who left a tiger shark dangling with a hook in its mouth from a pier in Panama City Beach.
An 8-foot shark was found dangling from the Russell-Fields Pier on Saturday night.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are looking into the incident to see if it was based on a criminal action.
A photograph of the shark hanging from the pier appeared briefly on Facebook, prompting outrage.
Tiger sharks are a protected species and their harvest is prohibited in state waters.