Live shark falls from the sky onto California golf course. Wait, what? | Sharapova's Thigh



You’ve heard the saying “it’s raining cats and dogs.” It’s supposed to signify a heavy rainfall. But what does it mean when it starts raining sharks? 

That’s exactly what happened Monday at San Juan Hills Golf Club, when a 2-foot-long shark was spotted thrashing about on the 12th tee box. 

(You read that right. A live shark was found at the golf course.) 

The shark was discovered around 4 p.m. by an on-duty course marshal, who immediately called the clubhouse to report the displaced fish. 

“It was just wriggling around,” Director of Club Operations Melissa McCormack said. “Honestly, this is the weirdest thing that’s happened here.” 

The marshal picked up the shark, placed it in the back of his golf cart and drove it back to the clubhouse. There, cart attendant Bryan Stizer, a San Juan Capistrano resident, briefly placed the shark into a bucket filled with water and a bit of salt, before clocking out on his break to drive the shark out to Baby Beach in Dana Point, where it was released back into the ocean. 

McCormack believes the shark was picked out of the water by a predatory bird and was dropped onto the course, which is less than 4 miles away from the Pacific Ocean. The shark was found bleeding from puncture wounds near its dorsal fin.


Sharks falling from the sky. Yep, this appears to be it for us, folks. And for what it's worth, I think sharks falling from the sky would be a pretty spectacular way for us all to go down. It's probably how God wanted it all along. 

And could you imagine the reaction of this course marshal when he saw a freaking shark rolling around on the 12th tee box? No doubt he soon had to change his shorts. Two feet or 35 feet, a shark's a shark, and last I heard these things don't usually find themselves hanging out on golf courses.

Oh, and this is reason No. 3,563 why I'll just stick to Golden Tee when it comes to golf. 

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