Watch This Woman Casually Pick up a Huge Shark and Put It Back into the Ocean

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Oh, Australia, our wacky neighbor down under. Australia has a reputation for being the most extreme content on the planet. Where else can you find enormous spiders and rampaging camels, not to mention koalas with chlamydia (never forget that fun fact).

This week, another legend burst forth from the wild west that is Australia. That legend was 50-year-old Melissa Hatheier.

It was a Port Jackson shark stranded in a tide pool. Port Jackson sharks are typically not deadly to humans and only eat mollusks, crustaceans, and other fish. They do, however, grow up to five feet, and have been known to bite. At this point, most people would be like, “hell naw, not today, Jesus!” but Hatheier is not most people. Hatheier is Australian.    

“I thought, as long as I keep my hand near its fins it couldn’t bite me,” Ms Hatheier said in an interview with ABC. “I wouldn’t have grabbed it by the tail though.” Thanks to her feat of bravery, the shark swam away moments later and is reportedly doing alright. The entire video was posted online courtesy of Cronulla Real Estate. Hatheier is fine and presumably still unconcerned by her brush with a shark. Australians, ya know?