Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

Australian woman casually picks up stranded shark with her bare hands

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
Melinda Barton | 11 October, 2017, 14:39

If you're Melissa Hatheier, real estate agent and deadset Aussie legend, you calmly wrestle that shark from the pool and fling it back into the ocean, apparently, all without seeming to break a sweat.

Sydney real estate agent Melissa Hatheier was swimming in the Oak Park rock pool near Cronulla when she spotted the shark trapped in a rock pool, presumably because of the low tide.

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.

Hatheier felt sorry for the shark and made a decision to be a good Samaritan. After that the kind-hearted woman just threw the shark over the edge of the pool into the water and watched him swim away.

"I just picked him up and off he went, ' she laughed, joking that she hoped the fearless stunt would be enough to get her a spot on next season's 'Survivor" TV show.

"I herded him into the shallows, got him between my knees and just lifted him out", Hatheier told the Today Show. "I was feeling sorry for him", she said. He wasn't that heavy but his skin was very rough, like sandpaper.

The amateur shark wrangler swam into action after her mother called her about the shark episode in the beachside suburb of Cronulla.

"I feel like I could help people catch more fish, it seems like they're always eating coconut". "This is hands down the most Australian thing I have ever seen", said one commentator.