LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. (CBS) — Animal control officers got a big surprise inside a New York home.

They found sharks inside a home’s swimming pool.

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Officials say a man was breeding the sharks in a 15-foot above-ground pool in the basement of a home in the town of LaGrangeville.

Officials say there were seven live sand tiger sharks and three dead ones in the pool.

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The sharks are federally protected and it’s illegal to own them.

Officials say they believe the homeowner was breeding the sharks to sell them to private aquariums.