Shark Falls from Sky
October 29, 2012 | Pics
We occasionally write about sharks, as our URL would indicate as would this sentence under the presumption our audience is literate (some come here for the fantastic pictures, see right).
We’ve looked at weird things found inside them, how they’re better than cats and how researchers found that when the world is in an economic downturn, there are fewer attacks.
As we noted, researchers (feel free to book end with quotation marks) didn’t say that sharks themselves were depressed – stuck in such a funk they no longer saw the fun in feasting on meaty tourists who ignored clearly posted warnings on the beach, no.
Shockingly, they concluded that fewer people go to the beach during a recession. Golfers, as a rule though, are more immune to the vicissitudes of the market (data about the frequency with which golfers go to the beach, not available at press time).
As the LA Times reported, taking great care to insert both a Tiger Woods / Tiger shark riff as well as a water hazard yuck, the shark dropped onto the 12th tee at the San Juan Hills Golf Club in California. It was discovered by a course marshal, who loaded the beast (a tiny leopard shark – no bigger boat required, maybe a dinghy) onto his golf cart and drove it to the clubhouse, where he put it in a bucket of salt water.
It is thought the forager, which does not exceed five feet and feasts on clams, fish eggs, shrimp and not Samuel Jackson, was picked up by one very strong osprey.