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Shark falls from sky onto golf course

2012-10-26 11:05

San Juan Capistrano — Golf club employees 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 says a course marshal found the leopard shark on Monday afternoon and brought it to the clubhouse. It had puncture wounds where it appeared a bird had snagged it from the Pacific Ocean, about 8km away.

They stuck the approximately 1kg shark into fresh water before somebody remembered it came from the sea, so they got some sea salt from the kitchen and mixed it in.

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

Comments
  • chaze.damonze - 2012-10-26 11:14

    This sounds like one of those studio universal movies. Space sharks: the beginning

      phil.losopher.3 - 2012-10-26 15:02

      Thank God! He rescued the shark. No creature is beneath His mercy!

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-10-26 11:16

    Nature, you be CRAAAZY!

  • kelly.dini - 2012-10-26 11:26

    First I thought they were talking about the rugby team. Glad the shark is ok!

  • elspeth.hassall - 2012-10-26 11:36

    Heheeee!!! Enjoy reading things like this...light relieve from all the rest of the news!

  • Sheilan.Clarke - 2012-10-26 11:58

    "They stuck the approximately 1kg shark into fresh water before somebody remembered it came from the sea..." LMAO! I can just picture that scene.

      marjorie.smith.92 - 2012-10-26 12:18

      OMW is this for real ?? Sharks falling from the sky...realising it came from the sea needs salt in the water. Pleeze !

  • athenkositistnhonto.gogo - 2012-10-26 12:00

    Lol y is the headline soooo dramatic thou?

      Sheilan.Clarke - 2012-10-26 12:08

      My thoughts exactly. I had a big Great White in mind. lol

      vimalin.moodley - 2012-10-26 12:10

      thy newsite needeth to getheth more clickseth.

  • lyle.purchase - 2012-10-26 12:04

    that's it, the human race is over, sharks are coming on land now!!!

  • phae.rayden - 2012-10-26 12:09

    Great story, and love the fact that so many pulled together to get it home to the sea.

  • AlexWallerSA - 2012-10-26 12:10

    Uhm.....God. I need to report a glitch.

  • willem.myburghdebeer - 2012-10-26 12:13

    They stuck it in fresh water before somebody remembered that SHARKS come from the SEA you stupid yank!! However, BIG UP on saving it at the end!

      KReddy - 2012-10-26 12:15

      All sharks aren't from the sea

      willem.myburghdebeer - 2012-10-26 12:25

      @KReddy please tell me more.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-10-26 12:53

      @willem, Some from Free State. Bought by that certain Durban based rugby union. lol.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-26 12:57

      True. Some of them practise as lawyers.

      Desilusionada - 2012-10-26 13:01

      True freshwater sharks are sharks able to live in freshwater lakes and rivers, including: the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, which swims up tropical rivers around the world the river sharks, Glyphis, found in fresh and brackish water in Asia and Australia

  • sadiemy - 2012-10-26 12:14

    Maybe Shabir finally succumbed to his on again, off again life-threatening illness and God said "No Shark, you belong downstairs......"

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-26 12:14

    Damn, i've heard of a birdie, eagle or albatros on a golf course, but a shark?

  • prinslooman - 2012-10-26 12:17

    But how is that possible???

      prinslooman - 2012-10-26 12:46

      Again News24 fails to report to full story. Here is a better report: http://news.yahoo.com/shark-falls-sky-onto-calif-golf-course-233322113.html

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-26 13:32

      It nearly sounds as crazy as the day it rained fish or frogs (A TV add based on the truth). It sounds as if a big sea bird caught it and dropped it while flying over the area. The first instances was due to strange storms / winds that picked up animals and dropped it another place.

  • breyneke.dreyer - 2012-10-26 12:20

    What happened to the old saying: I stay out of the sea and the sharks stay out of the pub!

  • rudi.lombard - 2012-10-26 12:30

    "before someone remembered it came from the sea"?????? WHAT??? Idiots!

  • David Steyn - 2012-10-26 12:35

    @kReddy yes please do tell I am always willing and eager to learn new things.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-10-26 13:00

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freshwater_shark http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jannie_du_Plessis Need more proof? lol

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-10-26 12:35

    Salted water and sea water are different like petrol and diesel geezw

      Desilusionada - 2012-10-26 12:53

      True freshwater sharks are sharks able to live in freshwater lakes and rivers, including: the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, which swims up tropical rivers around the world the river sharks, Glyphis, found in fresh and brackish water in Asia and Australia

  • jason.marriott.75 - 2012-10-26 13:05

    stormers... spitting out sharks are they.

  • lplaatjie - 2012-10-26 13:16

    Lol crazy im telling u, a shark drops on a golf course frm the sky!

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-26 13:34

      It sounds like a story for the 19th!

  • eric.shinn.90 - 2012-10-26 13:34

    Unacceptable!! I take my golf seriously maaaan!

  • lynette.mufaro - 2012-10-26 13:35

    Must be a Blue Bull that kicked the shark high into the air.

  • john.comyn.18 - 2012-10-26 13:41

    What about the guy that was scooped out the sea by a helicopter collecting water for a veld fire and dumped on the fire. (as legend has it)

  • Thebe Melesi - 2012-10-26 15:40

    friday dayout at da golf couz datz hw thiz dayz shackx operate u knw netwrkin

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-26 20:23

    I have seen frogs and fish fall from the sky during heavy rains...i wonder if scientists can tell us where they come from?

  • chants.smith - 2012-10-26 23:07

    It just aint rugby lol. . this is a must read ! really funny.

  • teddy.beer.319 - 2012-10-27 03:23

    This was a 'Loan Shark'! Like its landbased brothers it got away with it.

      polite.mkhonto.3 - 2012-10-27 07:59

      NICE ONE TEDDY,I ALSO THINK SO...

  • polite.mkhonto.3 - 2012-10-27 08:08

    WHAT A FUNNY STORY.

  • misstee.langhein - 2012-11-01 15:48

    "Stuffed it in a freshwater tank before somebody remembered it came from the ocean" Erm?? :/ Glad he survived the ordeal though!!

  • Lanfear - 2013-02-06 11:06

    LOL! Enjoyed this.

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