After going unclaimed, the Coast Guard said it won’t be towing a floundered mermaid shed to shore, and…wait, what? AP Images
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Mermaids are supposed to live in the sea.

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But what about mermaid sheds?

That’s been the question for authorities this week, when a Coast Guard vessel found a derelict mermaid shack adrift in the Gulf of Mexico, which  reportedly floated from Florida to the coast of Louisiana following a tropical storm.

The shed, featuring a painting of a mermaid, a sea turtle and an octopus, bears a blue door and a sign with the word “shed” affixed.

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With no one claiming the floater, authorities say they won’t try to tow it to shore.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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