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Sharking For News: Damien Hirst, Pet Sharks And Stealing Sharks To Order

by | 30th, July 2008

THE summer is here, and with comes the seasonal tales of shark stories. But Anorak detects a sinister twist:

DAILY TELEGRAPH:Damien Hirst auction expected to fetch £65 million – An auction of new works by Damien Hirst – including a pickled zebra, a unicorn and a calf with 18-carat gold hooves – is expected to fetch over £65 million…”

Hirst will also present a pickled tiger shark (£4 million – £6 million), zebra (£2 million – £3 million) and ‘unicorn’ (£2 million – £3 million) – the latter is a foal with a resin horn. All are new works created this year.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Rare marble shark stolen from shed aquarium”

A rare shark has been stolen from a garden shed aquarium. The 2ft long marble shark is one half of the only active breeding pair in the UK and police believe it may have been stolen to order.

THE SUN: “Car crash driver kills two sharks”

A DRIVER crashed into a house — killing two pet sharks and injuring a parrot.

The two people in the silver Vauxhall Astra fled after it careered into the dining room, smashing a 2ft fish tank and hitting a bird cage.

Homeowner Joanne Taylor, 34, and her family were asleep upstairs and unhurt in the 2am smash in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs.

She said: “We’ve been told the car was doing up to 90mph. I’m devastated about the sharks, we’d had them for three years and they were part of the family.”

The brownbanded bamboo sharks — one called Scarface, the other unnamed — suffocated.

The African grey parrot, Boo, was left dazed.

THE SUN: “Magnets can fend off Jaws”

At present the magnets only have a repelling range of about 10 inches”

Sharks. They’re out there…



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