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Cronulla real estate agent throws Port Jackson shark out of ocean pool


A Sydney real estate agent has become a social media star after footage of her picking up a shark in one of the city's beloved ocean pools and throwing it back into the sea went viral. The footage, captured with a mobile phone, shows Melissa Hatheier ...

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Cronulla real estate agent throws Port Jackson shark out of ocean pool - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; window.dataLayer.push({ 'debug': { 'schemaVersion': '20180315', }, 'document': { 'language': 'en', 'canonicalUrl':'http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-11/cronulla-real-estate-agent-port-jackson-shark-sydney-ocean-pools/9037372', 'contentType': 'article', 'uri':'coremedia://article/9037372', 'contentSource':'coremedia', 'id':'9037372', 'pageTitle':'Cronulla real estate agent throws Port Jackson shark out of ocean pool', 'title':{ 'title':'Cronulla real estate agent throws Port Jackson shark out of ocean pool', 'teaser':'\'Like picking up a toddler\': Real estate agent throws shark out of pool', 'short':'Video: Woman tackles shark', }, 'productionUnit':'States - Sydney digital', 'siteRoot':{ 'segment':'news', 'title':'ABC News', }, 'lastModified':' Wed 11 Oct 2017, 20:02PM EST', }, }) window.dataLayer.push({ 'application': { 'generatorName': 'WCMS JSP', 'generatorVersion': '18.04.8.2.5', 'environment':'production', 'wcmsTheme':'phase1-mobile', } }) //Article read event fire setTimeout(function(){ window.dataLayer.push({ 'event':'read', 'events' : { 'uri':'coremedia://article/9037372', } }) }, 10000) ABC Home Open Sites menu ABC Home News iview TV Radio Kids Shop More Search ABC News Home Just In Politics World Analysis & Opinion Business Sport Science Health Arts Live Streams Video Photos Entertainment Upload Subscribe Rural More > Change to standard view News Home Cronulla real estate agent throws Port Jackson shark out of ocean pool By Riley Stuart and Louise Hall Updated Wed 11 Oct 2017, 8:02 PM AEDT window.dataLayer.push({ 'document':{ 'embedded':{ 'coremedia://video/9037880':{ 'contentSource':'coremedia', 'contentType':'video', 'id':'9037880', 'uri':'coremedia://video/9037880', 'title':{ 'title':'Melissa Hatheier wrestles a shark out of Oak Park Rock Pool', }, 'mediaDuration':'30', 'transcriptAvailable':'false', 'classification':'none', }, }, }, }) Watch Video 0:30 Melissa Hatheier wrestles a shark out of Oak Park Rock Pool ABC News A Sydney real estate agent has become a social media star after footage of her picking up a shark in one of the city's beloved ocean pools and throwing it back into the sea went viral. Key points:The video was posted on Cronulla Real Estate's Facebook page and described the real estate agent as a "shark wrangler"The shark was thrown over the side of the pool, into the open oceanThe Port Jackson shark can grow up to 1.65 metres long and is considered harmless to people The footage, captured with a mobile phone, shows Melissa Hatheier picking up the child-sized Port Jackson shark in the pool at Oak Park in Cronulla.She then walks a few steps and throws it over the side of the pool, into the open ocean.The incident comes less than a month after the removal of a distressed great white shark from Manly Beach to the nearby Fairy Bower Pool captivated onlookers. Photo Melissa Hatheier helped the shark escape from the ocean pool. Facebook: Melissa Hatheier / Cronulla Real Estate Ms Hatheier said she surfed at Cronulla regularly."My mum swims there every morning with friends and they rang me saying there was a shark, so I ran down there," she said."I saw it and it was just a little Port Jackson so I just thought I should chuck him out."He was pretty distressed and bumping into things, so I just followed him around for a bit."I just thought I would try and catch him

I just dived on him

"It was just like picking up a toddler."'I wouldn't have done it with a great white'The Port Jackson shark is a bottom-dweller with a distinctive blunt-shaped head and harness-like markings

It can grow up to 1.65 metres long and is considered harmless to people."I thought, as long as I keep my hand near its fins it couldn't bite me; I wouldn't have grabbed it by the tail though," Ms Hatheier said. Video 0:15 The shark can be seen in the Fairy Bower Pool at Manly Beach ABC News "I wasn't really scared but I wouldn't have done it with a great white [shark]."Surfing over the years, you know you see them all the time

They're probably underneath you all the time."The video was posted on Cronulla Real Estate's Facebook page, describing Ms Hatheier as a "shark wrangler" and with the hashtags #nextlevel and #classicMel. Posted Wed 11 Oct 2017, 10:57 AM AEDT Share Email Facebook Twitter Related Great white washes up at Manly then has sleep over at aquarium More Stories Ireland votes to liberalise abortion laws in historic referendum Kim and Moon in surprise meeting to pave way for possible Trump summit Tears, bloopers and golazos: Real Madrid beats Liverpool in eventful Champions League final Eileen was told not to worry

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