Australian woman casually picks up stranded shark with her bare hands

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Instead of evacuating the Sydney ocean pool when she spotted a shark swimming in it, an Australian woman took matters into her own hands on Monday.

I herded the shark into the shallows and then I just sort of jumped on him and put my knees on his fins.

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. When most people notice a shark swimming in the pool they're in, their instinct would be to get the hell away from it.

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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. "I then grabbed him around the neck so he couldn't swing around and bite me", she explained.

The video shows her stopping and bending down to look at something, before she appears to wrestle with the shark and picking it up in her arms.

"I was just trying to catch a little shark", she told The Leader.

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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 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", another said.

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