Shark drops from sky

5th March 2013

A live 1kg leopard shark dropped from the sky in Southern California recently.
A course marshal saw something moving around on the tee and went to investigate and found the small shark. The marshal put the shark in his golf cart and drove it back to the clubhouse. The marshal wanted to help the shark, so stuck it in a bucket of water. Then somebody remembered it wasn’t a fresh water animal, so they stirred up some “homemade sea water” using sea salt from the kitchen, she said. “We knew we had to get it to the ocean as fast as possible”. “When Brian put it in the water, it didn’t move,” she said, “but then it flipped and took off.”
The shark has small puncture wounds indicating a bird of prey may have seized it before dropping it on the golf course.
It’s the first time anyone could remember a shark falling from the sky at the golf course. “We have your typical coyotes, skunks and the occasional mountain lion, but nothing like a shark,” she said.