Police Investigate After Tiger Shark Found Dangling From Florida Pier

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

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.

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