While getting a birdie or an eagle are very common on the golf course, it is incredibly rare to get a shark.
That’s exactly what happened, however, when a live leopard shark was found flopping around on the 12th tee of the San Juan Hills Golf Club in San Juan Capistrano, Ca.
A course marshal made the discovery and immediately picked up the shark, put it in the back of his cart, and drove it over to the course clubhouse. He placed it in a bucket filled with water and a bit of salt until he could drive over to the beach to release it into the ocean. The shark ended up being alright.
“It was just wriggling around,” Director of Club Operations Melissa McCormack said. “Honestly, this is the weirdest thing that’s happened here.”
McCormack’s best guess was that the shark was plucked out of it’s habitat by a bird and then dropped onto the course since she probably learned at some point in elementary school that sharks don’t know how to fly.
The only other reasonable explanation would be that a human was responsible for the transportation of the 2-foot-long aquatic beast. Some people will do anything to distract the people they are trying to beat in a round of golf.