Unexpected Encounter: 1.5-Meter Shark Found on Danish Bike Path

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.02 - 2024 10:46 AM CET

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The cyclists probably did not expect to meet this sight.

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In a bizarre and unexpected encounter, cyclists in the Danish town of Ringkøbing were met with a 1.5-meter-long shark lying across their cycle path early Thursday morning.

The shark, found along Isagervej, prompted double-takes and cautious maneuvers from surprised morning commuters.

Jan Nørrum, the duty officer at the Central and West Jutland Police, confirmed the incident.

A reporter from TV MIDTVEST was on the scene to document the unusual discovery, capturing images that confirmed the presence of the shark on the cycle path. These photos were pivotal in convincing local authorities of the veracity of the initial reports.

Kristian Korsholm, head of the Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality's Roads and Parks Department, initially skeptical, admitted to changing his mind after seeing the photographic evidence.

He commented on the rarity and strangeness of the situation with a smile, noting, "This is probably the first time this has happened."

Shark Removal

By 07:45, the shark was collected by Falck on behalf of the municipality, as reported by TV MIDTVEST's correspondent at the scene.

The presence of the shark so far inland, and on a bicycle path no less, remains shrouded in mystery.

The Central and West Jutland Police, while confirming the shark's presence, admitted to having limited information about its origin. They have not received any reports of a missing or stolen shark, which only adds to the intrigue of how it ended up on a cycle path in Ringkøbing.

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