Salmon swims in bunker after flood at golf course in Scotland

Salmon in bunker
The Mail Online via YouTube
Talk about a sand trap. This salmon was trapped in a bunker when the River Dee inundated parts of Peterculter Golf Club in Scotland.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 2:59 p.m.
 
Yesterday, we shared with you the story of Michelle Wie swimming with sharks off the coast of Hawaii. Today, we bring you a slightly different fish story.
 
Greenskeepers at Peterculter Golf Club in Scotland found a live salmon swimming in one of their bunkers earlier this week. Parts of the course, near Aberdeen on Scotland's northeast coast, were flooded by a recent storm that caused the nearby River Dee to overflow its banks.
 
"I was going round the course to check on the damage the floods had caused. "When I got down to the third hole, I saw that the bunker was flooded," course worker Dylan Meinen told The Telegraph newspaper. "However, when I looked closer, I saw a fish swimming about. I couldn't really believe what I was seeing, so I phoned the course manager to tell him and he thought I was winding him up."
 
 
"The third hole was closed over the weekend due to flooding, so when the water subsided the salmon got stuck in the bunker," Paul Sharp, the course manager, told the newspaper. "The water was about eight inches deep, so any lower and the salmon may have not survived. "I have worked here for nine years now and not seen anything like this."
 
Now, you might think that this fish story would end with salmon on the dinner menu, but you would be wrong. It took five course workers to corral the stubborn salmon, but they finally did – and put him back in the river from whence he came.
 
Here's a quick video of the salmon in the bunker: