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Zet
October 10th, 2011, 04:36 PM
source (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/players-thrilled-with-bull-sharks-at-brisbane-golf-course/story-fn7x8me2-1226163353071)

A BRISBANE golf course has found a novel way for its players to improve their swing off the 15th tee - a lake filled with half a dozen man-eating bull sharks.

The 2.4 to 3 metre-long sharks have been resident in the 21 hectare lake at Carbrook Golf Club for 17 years after the Logan River burst its banks in the early 1990s and covered the course in water.
Thousands of fish, and apparently several juvenile sharks, became stranded when the water receded.
But rather than being put off by the sight of thrashing fins, players were excited at the prospect of sending a drive over Jaws, club general manager Scott Wagstaff said.
"I reckon most of our members would have seen them at least once. It is a big talking point," he said.
"They (the sharks) like red meat and a bit of chicken.
"They love smelly meat so if there is something going off I'll throw that in."

Signs around the lake warn golfers to forget about taking a dip in the murky depths for fear they may become lunch.
Unsurprisingly no one has yet been brave, or stupid, enough to venture into the lake to try to retrieve a stray ball, probably aware they could lose a lot more.
"It is in our contract with our ball collector, he's not allowed to get in there. I think the sharks will be all right until there is blood in there," Mr Wagstaff said.
Gary Brudenell, 25, made a first visit to the course after hearing of the unusual residents.

"I won't be going in to get my ball that's for sure," he said.
Believed to be the world's first shark-infested course, the club hosts a monthly tournament called the Shark Lake Challenge.
They weren't the only sharks south of Brisbane yesterday, after a pack of 20 came within metres of Main Beach revellers at the Gold Coast about 9am and 3pm.


Instead of water trap, it's now a shark trap :P

Venusaur♣
October 10th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Not surprising seeing as they've been migrating into tributaries, rivers, etc. that they haven't been into before. Looks like as humans are encroaching on animals habitats, some of them are encroaching on ours.

Kenshin5
October 10th, 2011, 04:47 PM
LOL I saw that this morning. They were interviewing the guy and you could see the Shark fins in the background. He said they used to have kids go get the balls in the pond but that ain't happen again xD. I guess the golf course has something that make it it's own now.

Weeaboo Name
October 10th, 2011, 04:49 PM
I lol'd, but seriously all sports would be made better with the introduction of sharks. Imagine the 200 meter butterfly, I expect everyone would want to swim faster anyway. xD

Alli
October 10th, 2011, 04:58 PM
When sharks invade the football field, then I will laugh.

dinosaurodon
October 12th, 2011, 06:39 PM
When sharks invade the football field, then I will laugh.

^lol'd at this

They get a free tourist attraction, so I don't think they're complaining

littlebrother
October 13th, 2011, 03:35 PM
Now if only they could put chain chomps in the sand traps...

assassinjay1229
October 14th, 2011, 03:15 AM
That is awesome, and sharks would make everything more interesting. Who agrees we add sharks to the olympic pool XD.

twocows
October 15th, 2011, 09:11 AM
When sharks invade the football field, then I will laugh.
Well, there are already dolphins, at least in Miami.