Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Here’s something straight out of the abnormal: a live shark was found on a golf course in California on Monday. The photo above is of a two-foot-long shark that showed up on the 12th hole tee box at the San Juan Hills Golf Club course in San Juan Capistrano. San Juan Hills Golf Club spokesman Melissa McCormack tells Larry Brown Sports that one of the course’s attendants, Bryan Stiver, came across the shark on the 12th hole. She says he saw it wiggling around, so he picked it up and threw it in the back of his cart and took it back to the clubhouse. Stiver briefly kept the shark in a bucket of water to which he added some salt. He later took the shark to Dana Point and released it into the water where it swam away, leading them to believe it was still alive. Though some golfers were on the green, McCormack told LBS that Stiver was the only one who saw the shark before it was taken away. McCormack has an interesting theory to explain how the shark got there. She believes that a bird must have plucked the shark from the ocean and dropped it on the course. She bases that explanation on the punctures the shark had by its dorsal fin, and the course’s proximity to the ocean (it’s less than four miles away). McCormack believes the shark was a leopard shark, which are found along the Pacific coast from Mexico to as far north as Oregon. We’ve seen other examples of animals by golf courses, but this has to be the craziest. Actually, this one still might take the cake. Luckily nobody was hurt and the shark appeared to be saved.

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4 Comments:
  • It couldn't be Greg Norman, he's up in Colorado hunting!
  • Maybe some lawyers just played through.
  • People always getting in the way. The poor shark was making his way to Law School.
  • He was looking for a birdie..........or an eagle.
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