Australian Mom Wrestles Shark Back into Ocean 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

Cronulla Real Estate posted the video to Facebook, which shows the shark swimming under Hatheier.

Melissa Hatheier, 50, released the stranded animal after her mother noticed a fin in the Sydney pool where she was swimming.

Hatheier's daughter Shannon filmed her mother as she swam fearlessly up to the one-metre-long creature, picked it up and threw it over the pool's barrier and into the ocean.

Hatheier has been dubbed "the shark wrangler" by her office colleagues. Melissa Hatheier told local news sites that her family had told her that a shark had drifted into the pool and no one knew what to do, which is when she thought she could just grab him.

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. She described holding the shark in her arms as "kind of like a toddler", according to the BBC.

"I was just trying to catch a little shark", she said. She lifted it up and turned it over on its back so that it wouldn't move.

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

If you saw a shark in a beach-side rock pool, what would you do?

'This is hands down the most Australian thing I have ever seen, holy mackerel, ' wrote another.

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.

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