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Australian golf course invaded by sharks … yes, sharks

April 11, 2023


Everyone has an animal story of one kind or another when it comes to golf. A snake slithered right past the ball or a pack of deer was hanging out by the green or perhaps a brush-up with an alligator after looking for a submerged ball. With all that said, very few, rightfully so, ever have to worry about sharks. Well … unless you’re a golfer in Australia, which oftentimes seems like a descent into hell.

Maybe the only shark-infested golf course in the world, Carbrook Golf Club has between six and 12 bull sharks in its bordering lake. How exactly did they get there? A river flood swept the predators into a nearby lake, and the rest is (very, very scary) history.

"The first time I ever saw him some men were feeding him and he came up it was just like Jaws coming up out of the water,” a resident said.

Sounds like it's time to go find a new golf course.

Since their arrival, the sharks have bred over time and multiplied, because of course they have.

Maybe these are harmless sharks, one might think. Nope. In the wild, they’re responsible for dozens of fatal human attacks and the National Wildlife Foundation stated that they have “aggressive tendencies.”

“It’s alright if you don’t get too close,” a local said while sitting next to the lake. “I’ve never been this close obviously.”

Maybe don’t test it out?