Australian cyclone leaves shark stranded upstream

PHOTO: Bull shark washed up on flooded road in Queensland, Australia on March 30, 2017.PlayQld Fire & Emergency
WATCH Australian cyclone leaves shark stranded upstream

The calm after the storm wasn't so calm after emergency crews on Thursday found an unexpected shark out of water on a flooded road in Queensland, Australia.

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Residents of Queensland were warned to stay out of the floodwaters after Cyclone Debbie left an almost five-foot long bull shark washed up on an inland road.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crew spotted the aquatic predator while doing checks of flooded roads in the Queensland town, Ayr, just north of where Debbie made landfall.

PHOTO: 4.9-foot bull shark washed up by Cyclone Debbie in Queensland, Australia. Qld Fire & Emergency
4.9-foot bull shark washed up by Cyclone Debbie in Queensland, Australia.

The ex-tropical cyclone slammed into Australia's northeast coast as a fierce Category 4 storm on Tuesday and caused widespread damage from extreme wind, rains and flooding.