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Posted: January 15, 2016

Live shark found in Florida swimming pool

 (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)
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 (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

By Josh Miranda

WDBO - Orlando

HYPOLUXO, Fla. —

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Florida Fish and Wildlife officers had to remove a 5-foot blacktip shark from a swimming pool at a condo complex in South Florida.

The Sun Sentinel reported that the creature was discovered last week.

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A woman reportedly found the shark after two men ran out of the pool area.

The shark was promptly removed from the pool and set free in the Intracoastal Waterway.

Because the investigation is ongoing, photos of the shark were not made publicly available.

Blacktip sharks are one of the most common shark species in south Florida and are saltwater fish. They are typically responsible for bites in murky water where they mistake a limb for a fish.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will continue to investigate the incident. 

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