Monday, October 10, 2011

Killer sharks invade Australian golf course

Members of a golf club in Australia have something more to worry about than just their swing - playing on what's thought to be the world's first shark-infested course. Water hazards are a challenge for anyone who plays golf, but on the 14th tee at the Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane there is another reason to be concerned.



Half a dozen man-eating bullsharks live in the lake in the centre of the course where their fins poking through the water have become a regular sight. The sharks, which are between 8 and 10ft long, got onto the Queensland golf course when it flooded some years ago after a river broke its banks.

They became stranded when the water receded, but now they are thriving and even breeding. "You can't believe how close you are…just six feet away," club general manager Scott Wagstaff said. "There's no drama, it's become a positive thing for the golf course. They are amazing. I've become a shark lover since working here."


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Although the lake is well stocked with fish, Mr Wagstaff sometimes throws in meat to encourage the sharks to come near the surface. "I'm sure they are aggressive when you are in the water but when you are out here feeding them they are beautiful to watch," he said.

With news video.

2 comments:

heydave said...

As if I don't already have enough trouble with my concentration...

The Rat King said...

Now there's a handy way to rid the world of some golfers...

Play your ball where it lies, you smug bastards.