The 2-pound, 2-foot-long leopard shark was apparently plucked from the ocean by a seabird then dropped on [the 12th tee of the] San Juan Hills Golf Club, Melissa McCormack, director of club operations, said Thursday.When he found the shark, which was okay except for small wounds sustained from the bird's grasp, the marshal put the shark in his golf court and made for the clubhouse, where "homemade sea water" was fashioned in the clubhouse kitchen.
No one was teeing up when the shark fell Monday afternoon, although some golfers had just left the area, she said.
A course marshal, who makes sure players maintain an appropriate pace, saw something moving around on the tee and went to investigate.
"We knew we had to get it to the ocean as fast as possible," McCormack said.Awwww. Yay! Good luck, little shark!
She grabbed a photo of the shark before Stizer headed to the seaside at Dana Point, which is about four or five miles from the golf course,
"When Brian put it in the water, it didn't move," she said, "but then it flipped and took off."
(Btw, this has to be one of the best news quotes ever: "It's the first time anyone could remember a shark falling from the sky at the golf course." Perfect.)