Live Shark Falls Out Of Sky Onto Golf Course

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"Honestly, this is the weirdest thing that's happened here," the course director said, and we very much hope that's true.

On Monday, a two-foot leopard shark fell from the heavens onto the 12th tee box at San Juan Hills Golf Club in California, bloodied but alive. A course marshal picked it up, threw it in the back of his truck, and drove it back to the clubhouse where a cart attendant placed in a bucket of water with some salt. Then it was driven to the ocean and released, only a little worse for wear.


It's most likely the shark was plucked from the waters by a predatory bird, since it had puncture wounds and the Pacific is only four miles away. In olden times, a rain of sharks would have been taken as a harbinger of doom. I think we're safe in taking it the same way.

[Capistrano Dispatch]