VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - If you thought the "Sharknado" TV movies were totally unrealistic, think again.
Last week, a shark really did fall from the sky, landing in a Virginia family's backyard.
We'll tell you how it happened, straight ahead.
Remember the "Sharknado" TV movies, where a freak storm picks up man-eating sharks and tosses them onto land to devour innocent people?
Of course, because sharks don't just fall from the sky.
But last week in Virginia Beach, a shark did fall from the sky.
Joe Fisher reports.
This beach home, on the north end of the oceanfront, might as well be called "the shark house."
(Sue Bowser) "This could be the shark house, but hopefully not too many more will be falling from the sky."
From the grips of a large bird high above the trees, is where Sue Bowser says the shark fell from last Friday.
(Sue Bowser) "The kids found it, and they came upstairs and they were real excited and said, 'We found a shark!'"
Doubting the kids, but she soon found out it was no joke.
The 13-incher, dead on arrival, on a concrete slab next to a small pond in the backyard.
(Sue Bowser) "It's a little bloody on the side, and that's where the talons had poked in."
Taken away from its home in the ocean, and now, a new home:
(Sue Bowser) "Here it is. It's in a zip-lock bag."
Tucked away in the garage freezer, right next to Bowser's homemade applesauce.
(Sue Bowser) "I would like to preserve the shark because a lot of people have asked about it and I think it's just so unique."
It's been a week of pictures and showing off "sharky," as they call him, to family and friends.
He's become the talk of the neighborhood.
(Sue Bowser) "It could have landed everywhere, anywhere, in the 3-thousand acre state park or in the pond. If it had been in the pond, we probably would not have seen it."
Certainly we wouldn't have gotten this up-close look:
(NAT, reporter off camera) "Are you scared it's going to bite you right now?"
(Sue Bowser) "No. Not at all."
Bowser, daring enough to open its mouth for the first time.
(Sue Bowser) "Yeah, so it has little baby teeth."
Baby teeth, on a baby shark, that's been out of the freezer now for ten minutes.
(Sue Bowser) "Real slippery, smooth."
Thawing out, but there's no plans to cook it.
(Sue Bowser) "Lots of pictures, lots of laughs."
And more smiles to come Bowser has family visiting next week that just can't wait to see it, which means it's back to the freezer for "sharky."
(Sue Bowser) "There he goes."
(Reporter, off camera) "Right with the hamburgers and hot-dogs?"
(Sue Bowser) "That's right."
The family hasn't said if they will bury the shark, or toss it unceremoniously in the garbage.
Sue Bowser says the Virginia Aquarium wasn't interested in taking the shark.