Yahoo – At the San Juan Hills Golf Club in southern California, course hazards include sand traps and falling sharks. Or they did on Monday (Oct. 22) afternoon, when a 2-foot-long, live leopard shark apparently plummeted from the sky and landed very close to the 12th tee box at the San Juan Capistrano, Calif., course. The writhing fish out of water was discovered by an on-duty course marshal, who acted fast to save the shark, according to the Capistrano Dispatch.
He loaded it onto his golf cart and drove it back to the clubhouse, where other employees joined the cause to save the wayward animal. After briefly placing the shark in a bucket of homemade salt water, cart attendant Bryan Stizer used his break to drive the shark to the Pacific Ocean, about 4 miles away.
“I thought he was dead,” Stizer told the Dispatch. “When I dropped him into the water, he just lied there for a few seconds, but then he did a twist and shot off into the water.”
The shark, which reportedly had two bleeding wounds near its dorsal fin, is thought to have been dropped over the golf course by a predatory bird, though no one is known to have actually seen the shark fall.
That’s gotta be one big-ass bird to swoop down and snatch up a freaking 2 foot shark. Also, although leopard sharks are harmless, when I see them spear-fishing off La Jolla Shores, they scare the living crap outta me because their sillouette looks just like a shark that will eat you. Now they’re gonna haunt me out on the golf course too. I do not like this turn of events. Also of note: that shark is not Terry.
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