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Real Sharknado? Cyclone Dumps Shark in Muddy Puddle

Image: Rain depression causes floods after Cyclone Debbie
A bull shark lies in a puddle following flooding in Ayr, Queensland, Australia. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services via EPA

"Think it's safe to go back in the water? Think again," tweeted Queensland Fire & Emergency Services as they shared these pictures of a dead bull shark that washed up after flooding in Australia.

Image: Rain depression causes floods after Cyclone Debbie
A bull shark lies in a puddle following flooding in Ayr, Queensland, Australia. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services via EPA

They were hoping to scare people out of wading into dangerous floodwaters, but one has to wonder: if the sharks are coming onto land, where are we safe?

Social media users are comparing the shark to Syfy's "Sharknado" film series, apparently forgetting Chevy Chase's recurring "Saturday Night Live" character, Land Shark.

Cyclone Debbie hit the tropical Queensland state on Tuesday, knocking out power to thousands as it slammed ashore with winds up to 160 miles an hour.

On Thursday, Australian authorities told 40,000 people to evacuate to higher ground as the storm system generated by the cyclone swept down the coast with heavy rain.

Image: AUSTRALIA-WEATHER-CYCLONE
People look at submerged cars in Queensland, Australia, on March 30. Patrick Hamilton / AFP - Getty Images