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Woman Wrestles Shark Out Of Pool With Bare Hands

Woman Wrestles Shark Out Of Pool With Bare Hands

The video, which shows Melissa Hatheier reaching down to grab the one-metre long shark in the Sydney suburb of Cronulla, has understandably received a lot of attention.

"I thought I had to help him, I put my knees on either side of his fins and I just picked him up - it was like picking up a little kid", she explained.

"All in a day's work for a local real estate agent!" says another.

This is definitely the kind of stuff that tends to do the rounds overseas but she even joked that it was really all just part of her job.

Footage taken by Ms Hatheier's daughter shows her bravely swimming above the shark trying to figure out a plan of action.

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.

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Melissa Hatheier stalks the stranded shark from above.

'She identified the shark first then she obviously knew to turn it over and it's harmless.

The clip has since been viewed about 20,000 times with most commenters lauding the moonlighting estate agent's shark handling efforts.

'My worst fear has come true!

"This is hands down the most Australian thing I have ever seen, holy mackerel", another wrote. This particular incident happened at Oak Park Rock Pool in Cronulla though, if you're looking to avoid it. "On another note, this chick is a dead set legend", says one commenter on the video.


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