Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

Birdie drops shark on golf course

A leopard shark that dropped out of the sky on the 12th tee at the San Juan Hills Golf Club (AP/San Juan Hills Golf Club, Melissa McCormack)
A leopard shark that dropped out of the sky on the 12th tee at the San Juan Hills Golf Club (AP/San Juan Hills Golf Club, Melissa McCormack)

Golf club workers in Southern California came to the rescue when a shark dropped out of the sky and flopped around on the 12th tee.

San Juan Hills Golf Club operations director Melissa McCormack said a course marshal found the leopard shark and brought it to the clubhouse.

It had puncture wounds where it appeared a bird had snagged it from the Pacific Ocean, about five miles away.

They stuck the 2lb shark into fresh water before somebody remembered it came from the sea, so they took some sea salt from the kitchen and mixed it in.

Another employee rushed the shark to the ocean where Ms McCormack said it was very still for a few seconds before twisting around and speeding off.

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