Thursday, October 25, 2012

Homemade Sea Salt


SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — Nobody yelled "Fore!" at a Southern California golf course when a 2-foot-long shark dropped out of the sky and flopped around on the 12th tee. The 2-pound leopard shark was apparently plucked from the ocean by a bird then dropped on San Juan Hills Golf Club, Melissa McCormack, director of club operations, said Thursday. 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. He found the shark bleeding with puncture wounds, where it seems the bird had held it in its grasp. The marshal put the shark in his golf cart and drove it back to the clubhouse. "He went above and beyond," McCormack said.

The marshal, McCormack and employee Bryan Stizer wanted to help the small shark, so they 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," McCormack said.
She grabbed a photo of the shark before Stizer headed to the sea. "When Brian put it in the water, it didn't move," she said, "but then it flipped and took off."

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," McCormack said.

6 comments:

Robert Charles Mardian said...

In the 40s and 50s, we had this happening all the time. The sharks were Great Whites then, and sometimes an occasional pilot whales, and not these under 100 pound babies. It's the reason why the City ordinance in San Clemente used to require tiles roofs on every building. Wood shingles didn't stand a chance against the flying sharks. That's right, they could fly, they weren't dropped by birds.

Spinner said...

Bob Mardian! Long time,no see!

Say, have you ever noticed how fucking huffy people get when you go into a restaurant and tell 'em that you only want white people touching your food?

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem when I go to get an ice cream cone at the Thrify's.

T-birds ass in jail said...

San Francisco Giants are the World Series champions.

Gonna be a whole lot celebratory butt-fucking going on in the City By the Bay tonight.

KB said...

Liberals are the true enemies of freedom and liberty and everything good in this country. They are my enemy; my mortal enemy. I despise them more than I could ever explain. My hatred for them runs to the core, and if I'm still alive and kickin' when the SHTF in this country, I'm going to thoroughly enjoy taking out as many fuckin' liberals as I possibly can.

TikiGrip said...

Stories like this always make me chuckle...

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