Captain Mark Martin is used to catching 60-and 80-pound Mako sharks. So you can imagine his surprise when he and two friends landed an 800-pound Mako shark in a recent catch-and-release tournament.

Martin, Alex Beck and Kieth Langford were competing in the Flying Mako Fishing Tournament near San Diego when they saw a larger-than-normal shark approach the boat. The shark eventually took Beck's line, which is when the excitement started.

Before you watch this video, you should know that the men use strong language in expressing their excitement.

"The best part of the video is the reverence you get watching this beautiful creature," Martin said. "And it's fitting because the whole premise behind the tournament is promoting 'the sustainability, conservation, and sound management of mako sharks and the other apex predators.'"

So the shark gets to live another day, and these guys have the story of their lives. A true win-win.

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Anyone who has ever gotten into it with a sibling at the dining table can relate to these two young hawks. They can't seem to decide what's more important: Eating or giving the other one a hard time. We're not sure, but there might be the bird version of a noogie involved here:

So where's mom to break this up by threatening no dessert?

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A jockey has a hard enough time staying upright on a horse for an entire race, so you would think that putting jockeys on ostriches would be a recipe for disaster.

And you would be right.

Saturday was the sixth annual "Extreme Race Day" at Canterbury Park in Minnesota, and that meant the ostriches and camels were back at it. In what was called the "craziest" running of the "Don't Lay An Egg Dash," Wally The Birdman managed to come out on top. Other impressive Ostrich names included "Ostradamus" and "Ostracized."

Poor jockeys. Not only are they riding a bird, most of them couldn't even hang on until the finish line. In fact, it is so difficult to ride the birds, the park spokesman said it is almost like "trying to ride a football."

(H/T to Awful Announcing)

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This week is National Zookeeper's Week, which is an especially big deal in San Diego because of the city's top-notch zoo.

A bunch of zookeepers from the San Diego Zoo brought along a bevy of animals to the Padres contest against the Astros on Tuesday. That group included Hakuna the meerkat, Lavoe the alligator and Duke the Anatolian Shepherd.

Check out all the animals here:

Unfortunately for the Padres and their NL-worst .664 OPS, none of these animals can hit a curveball.

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Sarah Brame was fishing in the rain off the sound at her family's beach house in Myrtle Beach when she snagged what appears to be about a five pound fish. The excitement builds as she and her compatriots try to reel the catch in, but things take a terrifying turn in a hurry just as they're about to net it.

(We'll warn you, some very justifiable obscenities follow.)

That, our friends, is a big nasty bull shark, and it has no interest in keeping your heart rate at a healthy level. The scariest part about its presence is that no one even noticed it was lurking right below them the whole time. It wasn't exactly a minnow of a shark, and still rose out of nothing.

We also feel for the small fish that was sacrificed unknowingly in the name of great Internet entertainment. And we're guessing Sarah and her friends will forever be haunted by what's lurking in the waters in the sound from now on. Can't say we blame them. We're already so scared that we're wondering what's lurking in the bird bath out back.

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If you've ever been the fortunate owner of a herding dog, then you know how much exercise they need. Australian shepherds, border collies and Shetland sheepdogs would herd your bag of groceries if given the chance.

So what's a tired owner to do with their energetic pup at the end of a long day at the office? Set your pooch up on the treadmill. Here's how it's done:

This sheltie's trainer clearly means business -- no resting of the back legs allowed. (Hopefully, she at least lets the pretty pup watch Animal Planet.)

If you can train your dog to jog on the treadmill, you can certainly justify those table scraps you just can't help but share with your best friend -- and perhaps keep him from herding the mailman.

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Saturday was Walter Szulc Jr.'s first day in a kayak. It was almost his last.

Szulc Jr. was paddling 50 yards off Nauset Beach in Cape Cod last weekend when he noticed a fin sticking up in the water behind him. Without hesitation, Szulc Jr. made a b-line for the beach.

“It all happened so quick and I knew I had to react,” Szulc Jr. told the Boston Globe. “I had a deep swallow, that ‘Oh my God’ moment, then I just paddled.”

In a bizarre coincidence, 3,000 miles away a California kayaker almost met his fate thanks to a great white shark. This man, who has not been identified, was fishing about 65 miles south of San Francisco when a shark swam up and bit the front of his kayak.

The kayaker was thrown into the water, but a group of people on a nearby boat saw the attack and rescued the man. Authorities estimated the shark was between 15 and 18 feet and weighed more than 2,000 pounds.

Check out some video here.

If you live on either coast and were thinking about kayaking this weekend, you might want to break out the surfboard instead.

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