Shark Falls From Sky Onto Golf Course, Gets Ride Back to Sea
A bird probably dropped it
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 26, 2012 11:42 AM CDT
This photo released by the San Juan Hills Golf Club shows a leopard shark that dropped out of the sky on the 12th tee. It's back in the ocean now.   (Melissa McCormack)

(Newser) – Nobody yelled "Fore!" at a Southern California golf course when a 2-foot-long shark dropped out of the sky and flopped around on the 12th tee. The 2-pound leopard shark was apparently plucked from the ocean by a bird, then dropped on San Juan Hills Golf Club. No one was teeing up when the shark fell Monday afternoon, although some golfers had just left the area.

A course marshal saw something moving around on the tee and went to investigate. He found the shark bleeding with puncture wounds, where it seems the bird had held it in its grasp. He got it into a bucket of water, and another employee drove the shark to the ocean and let it go. At first it didn't move, "but then it flipped and took off."

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MSCOTTASHLEY
Oct 26, 2012 5:55 PM CDT
That's awesome, that's humanity at is best. Thanks to those who did this.
Scaramouche
Oct 26, 2012 3:40 PM CDT
That shark is later going to eat a person who will be utterly unaware of the irony.
JUNIORHIGHTOWERTEXAN
Oct 26, 2012 1:00 PM CDT
Sheeeit down here in Gods Country TEXAS weuns she this all the time but iffen it is in Califonica them sissy boys gotta putta it on Utub or somenting Texas, Texas Pride, Texas Strong, Texas HookEm