Mystery of the live shark found on a golf course

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A shark was found, still alive, near the 12th hole on a California golf course - four miles from the sea!

The young Leopard shark, weighing around 2lb, was found flopping about at San Juan Hills Golf Club by an employee of the course on Monday afternoon, close to where a group of golfers were playing.

He grabbed the shark and put it in the back of his golf cart. He then took it to the clubhouse, where it was rinsed off and placed in a bucket. Then staff rushed it back to the sea near Dana Point, where it swam away apparently none the worse for its ordeal, but probably feeling a little tee'd off.

The shark had two puncture wounds, so it's possible that the culprit was a large bird, which had carried it over the golf course before dropping it.

The picture above shows a rather larger shark than the one discovered on the golf course.

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