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People Are Freaking Out About This Woman Who Threw A Shark Out Of A Pool

"I said, y'know, I'm going to go in and check him out."

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A Sydney real estate agent has made headlines after she picked a shark up out of a rock pool and threw it back into the ocean at Oak Park in Cronulla.

Melissa Hatheier, who told the ABC she surfs regularly, works at a Cronulla real estate agency and is now the company's "in-house shark wrangler" due to her newfound fame.

Hatheier came to the rock pool after a phone call from her mother informing her of the shark.

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"I said, y'know, I'm going to go in and check him out," she told The Today Show.

Meet Karl's woman of the day... Shark Wrangler Melissa wasn't too phased by the whole experience. #9Today

"I herded him into the shallows and I just sort of got him with my knees and picked him up and threw him back," she said.

The footage of Hatheier swimming above the child-sized Port Jackson shark, before picking it up and "freeing" it, was uploaded on Tuesday and so far as 60,000 views and hundreds of shares. People are understandably impressed:

While this reporter has not contacted a shark expert directly, picking sharks up out of the water is probably not advised and it's probably a good idea not to try and replicate Hatheier's rescue mission.

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Brad Esposito at bradley.esposito@buzzfeed.com.

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