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POSTED: October 30, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Shark falls from sky onto Calif. golf course: SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. — 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 said a course marshal found the leopard shark Monday afternoon and brought it to the clubhouse. The approximately 2-pound shark had puncture wounds where it appeared a bird had snagged it from the Pacific Ocean, about five miles away.

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

Snake found on plane

LONDON — Scottish airport staff members got a slithery surprise when they stumbled on a Mexican serpent stowaway under a seat.

The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said workers at Glasgow Airport remained “remarkably calm” when they discovered the 18-inch snake Tuesday under seats in the passenger cabin of a flight from Cancun, Mexico.

It says the young snake was taken to its Glasgow animal center. The snake may have snuck onto the plane before take-off, or hitched a ride in a passenger’s hand luggage.

 

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