This past Monday, a course marshal working for the San Juan Hills Golf Club came across a rare sight while doing his afternoon rounds: a leopard shark was lying in the grass, struggling to stay alive.
Luckily for the animal, the course marshal picked it up and used his golf cart to drive it to the clubhouse. Once there, the shark was placed in a bucket of water in which some salt was added.
Later on, cart attendant Bryan Stizer took care of releasing the shark into the waters of Baby Beach in Dana Point.
Although nobody can say for sure how it was exactly that this shark ended up on the golf course, it is believed that it was attacked by a predatory bird which tried to feed on it but somehow dropped it while flying with it through the air.
“I thought he was dead. When I dropped him into the water, he just lied there for a few seconds, but then he did a twist and shot off into the water,” rescuer Bryan Stizer told members of the press