What's buzzing:

Devil Ball Golf

Shark on a golf course? Shark on a golf course.

Jay Busbee
Devil Ball Golf

View photo

.

Most definitely a movable hazard. (Photo via Melissa McCormack, San Juan Hills Golf Club)

Gators on a golf course are so commonplace that nobody pays any attention to them. (Well, until one bites a golfer.) And sharks have shown up in golf course water hazards, which is where you'd expect them to be. But a shark ON a golf course? Man, we're in a whole new world here.

Your scene: the San Juan Hills Golf Club in San Juan Capistrano, California. Monday afternoon, a group of golfers approached the 12th tee. There, writhing on the grass, was a live shark. It was only two feet long, not like a Great White or anything, but still: live shark on golf course.

Bear in mind, this course is about three miles from the ocean. You know what that means: HOLY CRAP, SHARKS ARE FLYING NOW! THE END TIMES ARE NIGH!

Well, either that or the shark was carried from the ocean and dropped. Puncture wounds on the shark seem to suggest that the shark was picked up by a predatory bird ... a clumsy predatory bird, apparently, which failed to get its dinner all the way home. Club officials took the shark back to the ocean and released it at Dana Point, where it swam away with one heck of a story to tell its shark brethren.

Hey, it could have been worse. The golfers could have found a dead scuba diver.

View Comments (35)
  • Johnson fireworks lead Australia's fightback in third test

    Johnson fireworks lead Australia's fightback in third test

    By Justin Palmer BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) - A snarling Mitchell Johnson, finding the pace and venom that demolished England in the last Ashes, dragged Australia back into the third test on Thursday as wickets tumbled again on the second morning at … More »

    Reuters - 4 minutes 45 seconds ago
  • UK's Countrywide forecasts fewer house deals this year

    Countrywide Plc , the UK's largest real estate agent by revenue, forecast a slight decline in housing deals this year as uncertainty around the UK budget and the Greek crisis holds back a housing market recovery. The owner of agencies such as … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of sports association head

    Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of sports association head

    Japan's ruling party will recommend sacking the head of the sports association that manages the national stadium after plans for a new arena for the 2020 Summer Olympics were scrapped due to soaring costs. If Ichiro Kono, head of the Japan Sport … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Mutu joins Platt at FC Pune City in ISL

    Mutu joins Platt at FC Pune City in ISL

    Former Chelsea forward Adrian Mutu has joined FC Pune City as their marquee player for the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL), the club announced on Thursday. Managed by former England captain David Platt, the club also signed former … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Italy's Berlusconi to finalise AC Milan stake sale after summer - source

    Italy's Berlusconi to finalise AC Milan stake sale after summer - source

    Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is to sign a binding pre-accord to sell 48 percent of his AC Milan soccer club to Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol in the next few days with a final deal to be inked after the summer, a source close to … More »

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago