Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Australian real estate agent tosses shark out of oceanside pool

Real estate agent captured wrestling shark out of swimming pool Woman throws shark back into sea after it got into Sydney ocean pool
Elias Hubbard | 12 October, 2017, 01:02

The video shows her stopping and bending down to look at something, before she appears to wrestle with the shark and picking it up in her arms.

A courageous woman has been nicknamed the "shark wrangler" after she discovered a shark in a swimming pool and boldly picked it up and tossed it back in the ocean.

Our in house Shark Wrangler Melissa Hatheier wrestling a shark out of Oak Park Rock Pool yesterday morning! "I then grabbed him around the neck so he couldn't swing around and bite me", she explained.

Thankfully, it turned out to be a Port Jackson shark, which are "considered harmless to humans", according to the Australian Museum.

The woman was seen picking up the shark before gently throwing it back into the ocean.

"I jumped in and I thought, 'I reckon I can probably get him out.' And mum called 000, so the police came down as well".

"I herded him into the shallows and then I just got him with my knees, with his fins, and threw him back and saved him", she told Channel Nine's Today show.

The Oak Park rock pool near Sydney, Australia.

"I wasn't really scared but I wouldn't have done it with a great white", she said.

"I picked him up and thought 'he's not even that heavy. I just helped the shark relocate to the ocean". So I said, 'I think I can just grab him'.

Hatheier has been dubbed "the shark wrangler" by her office colleagues.

The Facebook video has been viewed more than 200,000 times.

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