Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Australian real estate agent tosses shark out of oceanside pool

Australian real estate agent tosses shark out of oceanside pool

A woman's courageous antics went viral after footage showed her picking up a shark, wrestling with and before and throwing it back into the sea.

She is seen swimming towards the shark in a beachside rock pool in Sydney, Australia.

Not keen on finishing her swim early, a Sydney women chose to throw the pesky shark out of the pool.

"I herded him into the shallows, got him between my knees and just lifted him out", Hatheier told the Today Show.

Thankfully, it turned out to be a Port Jackson shark, which are "considered harmless to humans", according to the Australian Museum. "I saw it and it was just a little Port Jackson so I just thought I should chuck him out".

The clip was captioned, "Our in house Shark Wrangler Melissa Hatheier wrestling a shark out of Oak Park Rock Pool yesterday morning!"

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Ms Hatheier then carries it over to the pool's ledge and throws it into the ocean, as huge cheers are heard by those watching on.

"I was feeling sorry for him", she said.

She added: "I thought, as long as I keep my hand near its fins it couldn't bite me; I wouldn't have grabbed it by the tail though. I just dived on him".

Hatheier said the shark was "stressed" because it was trapped between the rocks, separated from the ocean and his natural habitat.

Her video, since being posted on October 10, has collected over 1.3 lakh views, some 1,200 reactions and more than 1,000 shares.

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