Sunday, October 28, 2012

Jumping the Shark

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Shark falls from the sky on to golf course

4 miles from the sea

A live shark mysteriously fell from the sky over a golf course located four miles from the sea. Golfers at the San Juan Hills Golf Club in California were left perplexed when a leopard shark plummeted from the heavens and landed somewhere around the 12th tee. Still alive despite its ordeal, the creature was taken to the clubhouse where onlookers keen to help decided to put it in some water with table salt added to simulate the ocean.
The Leopard shark fell on to the 12th tee of the golf course but made it back to the ocean aliveCredit: AP Photo/San Juan Hills Golf Club

Fortunately there was a happy ending to the story as a short time later the shark was driven back to the ocean and released, seemingly no worse for wear. It is believed that it had probably ended up on the golf course after being caught by a seabird and then dropped by accident while it was flying back inland.

It was eventually driven back to its natural home, the Pacific Ocean where it reportedly swam away.

Image & text via ITV News 

Naples High Teacher Injured by Fish Falling from the Sky, Prompting Cop's 'Fishy Incident' Report

Mackerel From Sky Hits Teacher Naples School Repor

A Southwest Florida teacher was injured supervising the lunch hour when a fish  yes, a fish  fell from the sky.
A Naples High School employee told HuffPost the fish, since identified as a mackerel, got the unnamed educator "pretty good" when it plunged from above September 24 in what NBC2 reported as an "airborne assault."
But the fish allegedly didn't act alone. Since the Naples High campus is just about a mile from the Gulf of Mexico, the victim and school resource officer Cpl. Jim Brown deduced that a bird must have dropped its lunch when the assailant got wriggly.
But there were puns to be had, so Cpl. Brown, a member of the Collier County Sheriff's Youth Relations Bureau, wrote a humorous "incident report" of the crime, describing the suspect as "height 15”, weight 16 oz, eyes black, hair none, multi colored skin, scars multiple, undercut jaw."
The suspect was later identified as Scomberomorus maculatus, (Atlantic Spanish Mackerel) A.K.A “Mack.” He was found lying on the ground possibly attempting to conceal himself out in the open. I took control of the suspect without incident and escorted him to the clinic where he was positively identified by the victim.
While speaking with the victim she advised: “I was watching students when all of a sudden I was struck in the head by this flying fish. I yelled, ‘Holy Mackerel, what just happened?’”...
I made contact with Principal Dr. Graham at Naples High and showed her the suspect. I advised her at this time he might be arrested for battery on school employee (Florida Statute 784.081 (2) (c)).
Suspect “Mack” was escorted back to my office, where I advised him of Miranda warning. He “clammed up” (being from the ocean) and refused to answer any questions or make any statements. The victim did not fill out a sworn statement or wish to press charges. She only advised that “something fishy is going on here.” The suspect was released with further investigation required... 
We are grateful here it was not a flying cow, as injuries would be more severe and the teacher might have screamed “Holy cow, what was that?” We will still be on the lookout for “when pigs fly,” though.
 According to the Collier County Sheriff's Facebook page, where Brown shared his heroic capture, the teacher escaped with a slight headache after being "cleaned up" following the attack.

While fish aren't normally bombing schools, the unfortunate instructor isn't the only victim of an airborne fish in recent years. A woman kayaking in the Florida keys suffered a punctured lung in 2010 when what officials believe was a houndfish leaped from the water and struck her in the chest.
And this summer, a woman boating on the Suwannee River was knocked unconscious when a 60-70 pound sturgeon flew out of the water, sending her overboard.

Text and image via The Huffington Post

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