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Woman Wrestles Shark Out Of Pool With Bare Hands

Woman Wrestles Shark Out Of Pool With Bare Hands

Sydney resident Melissa Hatheier was swimming in a bay near Melbourne, when she stumbled upon a shark.

Melissa Hatheier has added "in-house shark wrangler" to her job description after she was filmed wrestling a predator out of the Oak Park Rock Pool at Cronulla on Monday.

She is then seen casually reaching into the water and pulling the deadly shark out of the water on its back, reaching over the rock pool and placing it in the ocean.

This video already has over 100,000 views on Facebook and has been shared almost a thousand times.

Hatheier felt sorry for the shark and chose to be a good Samaritan.

Hatheier has become an internet sensation after the fearless act. I started to swim around him and he became a bit stressed and started to knock his head on the rocks.




Bronze whalers have been known to kill humans, and can be aggressive when in the presence of food, but Ms Hatheier said she was not scared by the juvenile shark.

"Everyone was saying, 'What do we do?' Mum even rang triple zero and the police came".

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

Hatheier, an agent with Cronulla Real Estate, was swimming in the pool when she passed over it, Nine News reported. 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.

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


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