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Shark falls from the sky onto California golf course
加州高爾夫球場 鯊魚從天而降

A 60cm long leapard shark at the San Juan Hills Golf Club in San Juan Capistrano, California on Oct. 22.

Photo: AFP

Golf club employees in Southern California came to the rescue when a shark dropped out of the sky and flopped around on the 12th tee.

San Juan Hills Golf Club operations director Melissa McCormack says a course marshal found the leopard shark in the afternoon of Oct. 22 and brought it to the clubhouse. It had puncture wounds where it appeared a bird had snagged it from the Pacific Ocean, about 8km away.

They stuck the approximately 1kg shark into fresh water before somebody remembered it came from the sea, so they got some sea salt from the kitchen and mixed it in.

Another employee rushed the shark to the ocean where McCormack says it was very still for a few seconds before twisting around and speeding off.








1. come to the rescue v. phr.

及時營救;及時解圍 (ji2 shi2 ying2 jiu4; ji2 shi2 jie3 wei2)

例: She locked herself out of the house. Her neighbor came to the rescue with a spare set of keys.


2. stick v.

放入 (fang4 ru4)

例: She stuck a check in an envelop and sent it off.


3. speed off v. phr.

快速離開;迅速逃逸 (kuai4 su4 li2 kai1; xun4 su4 tao2 yi2)

例: The bank robbers sped off when the police arrived.


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