How Did a Live Leopard Shark Wind Up at San Juan Capistrano Golf Club? He Flew, of course
|"Don't taste me, bro!"|
A two-foot-long Triakis semifasciata was found flopping around near the 12th hole tee box at the San Juan Capistrano links that are about five miles from the ocean (and slightly closer as the divebird flies).
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A San Juan Hills course marshal spotted the flopping fish
|Spot the leopard shark.|
The golf course staff didn't have time to think about that, since the shark required a quick return to the ocean to survive. It was placed in freshwater for the car drive to Dana Point, where it was released back to the sea . . . where it was promptly caught by a fisherman. Just kidding.
Actually, leopard sharks are among the most common sharks along our coast. Because they have small teeth, they pose little threat to humans. A shark that does pose a threat to humans killed a surfer this morning off the coast of Vandenberg Air Force Base's Surf Beach in Lompoc. What kind of shark bit or hit the unidentified 38-year-old man remains a mystery at this hour.
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