Australian real estate agent tosses shark out of oceanside pool

Hands down the most Australian thing I have ever seen: The video was uploaded to social media and watched almost 20,000 times in 24 hours

Hands down the most Australian thing I have ever seen: The video was uploaded to social media and watched almost 20,000 times in 24 hours

She made a decision to take matters into own hands to save Port Jackson shark, choosing to simply pick it up and throw it back in the ocean.

Cronulla Real Estate shared video of its "in house shark wrangler" Melissa Hatheier tossing the toddler-sized Port Jackson shark out of Oak Park Rock Pool in Cronulla. Huge cheers could be heard in the background as she succeeded in lifting the shark up and threw it back into the sea.

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

The video posted on Cronulla Real Estate's Facebook page garnered over 100,000 views and 900 shares at the time of publishing this article.

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

Unlike other sharks, their teeth are small and blunt, to grind the shells of molluscs they can feed on after sucking in water and sand from the ocean floor and blowing the waste out their gills.

"I wasn't scared. I was just thinking he was trapped in this rock pool and I needed to help him out".

"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. It's a pretty spot, and I just might bump into a shark, then LIFT IT OVER MY HEAD WITH MY BARE HANDS!" "I just dived on him". She said the shark felt like sand paper. "I then grabbed him around the neck so he couldn't swing around and bite me".

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