Are Sharks Evolving To Become Land Animals?

English: A Leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata...

English: A Leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata), swimming in a kelp forest in the 70,000 gallon (approx. 265,000 litre) kelp tank at Scripps Aquarium in La Jolla, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So apparently the ocean just isn’t big enough now for sharks, they have decided to start taking over land now too.  We already knew it wasn’t safe to go in the ocean, Jaws reminded us of this as well as my own personal encounter which I have previously blogged about.  Now apparently it’s not safe to be on land either. 

On a golf course in San Juan Hills, Orange County, California, 2 miles from the beach, a 2 lb leopard shark fell from the sky and landed on the greens.  Instead of letting this demon fish die an individual scooped it up, placed it in a bucket of water and it was driven to the beach and released into the ocean so it could potentially grow up and devour some poor surfer.

The current theory is that it was picked up by an osprey and wriggled free of the bird’s grasp but I think they are evolving and trying to move on to land.  Adapting to a new environment.  They aren’t killing enough humans in the ocean so they are trying to adapt to land so they can wipe us out permanently.

“There was a puncture wound under his dorsal fin and there was fresh blood. We assumed he was picked up by a bird and dropped here.”  McCormack added: “This is the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen here. There’s been nothing as bizarre as this.”

Dan Sforza, assistant chief of the state Department of Fish and Game, said leopard sharks are targeted by anglers, but they have to measure at least three feet. (Leopard sharks can grow to seven feet.)

However, there’s a black-market trade for the smaller sharks because of their “cool-looking” appearance in saltwater aquariums. This one may have been dumped.


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