Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Shark accidentally kills itself by going down water slide.
TMZ--But it was all too real when hotel staff saw that one of the sharks from the famous resort aquarium had somehow jumped out of its tank and onto a nearby water slide -- where it managed to slide down into the pool. It all went down before the pool opened Tuesday -- so nobody was in the water -- but here's where it gets tragic: A rep for the Atlantis tells TMZ the shark died a short time after swimming in the chlorinated water. Here's the heartbreaking statement: "Yesterday morning at around 9:30 AM, prior to the resort's waterscape opening to guests, a 12+-year-old female reef shark jumped over an 18 inch wide and 1 foot high sustaining structure into the resort's Leap of Faith water slide.
A while back I wrote about how sharks have invaded our swimming pools, but this is ridiculous.
I have been on that water slide before, and I would have been pissed to find a giant shark at the end of it. Mind you that you have to slide through the shark tank to get into the pool. Maybe that is what the shark was trying to do, get a different prospective of his surroundings. But its ironic how the water slide is called Leap of Faith, because that is exactly what the shark did.