Courageous woman becomes social media star by wrestling with shark

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

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.

A courageous Australian woman has been dubbed the Shark Wrangler after rescuing a shark that had been swept into the Oak Park rock pool in Cronulla, just south of Sydney.

And while people find her deed impressive, Ms Hatheier finds all the attention surprising. When the Police were unsure what to do about the animal, Hatheier took matters into her own hands.

The shark was a Port Jackson shark, said to be harmless to humans.

"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.




"He was pretty distressed and bumping into things, so I just followed him around for a bit".

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

Hatheier was told about the trapped shark by her mother, who swims in the pool every morning.

Check out their singing and swimming below.

You're going for a quick dip in an ocean pool and you catch sight of a shark in the water: what do you do? So I said, 'I think I can just grab him'. "I just helped the shark relocate to the ocean". After getting close to it, Hatheier said the shark became stressed and started hitting its head against the rocks.

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