Live Shark Drops Onto Golf Course: DNews Nugget


Live Shark Drops Onto Golf Course:

A two-foot long leopard shark fell from the sky and landed on a golf course in California earlier this week. An on-duty course marshal for the San Juan Hills Golf Club in San Juan Capistrano discovered the shark wriggling around the 12th tee. He loaded the shark onto his golf cart and then put it in a bucket of water at the clubhouse. Fellow employee Bryan Stizer then drove the shark five miles to the Pacific Ocean.

"I thought he was dead," Stizer told the Capistrano 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."

Bloody puncture wounds near the shark's dorsal fin were the only clues as to how it fell from the sky. "I have seen peregrine falcons and we do have ospreys," reported Julianne Steers, chief aquarist at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. "Between the two of those, ospreys are probably more frequent. Those are the only two that would've had the strength."

via LATimes

Image: Leopard Shark; Credit: Upsilon Andromidae

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