Irish Woman Has The Best Reaction To Great White Shark Sighting At Beach In Australia

Everyone is always banging on about how great Australia is, golden beaches and great weather, what more could you want?

One thing the tourist board and your pals who've moved Down Under tend to leave out is the copious amounts of animals they have that want to kill you, eat you, or both.

King of these deadly creatures is surely the great white, and whereas most would be running for their lives at the mere mention of the impressive beast, an Irish tourist had the best response when she was told one had been spotted off the coast of New South Wales.

Speaking to Seven News, the bemused beach-goer said: "Really? Oh my God, I didn't even know that, like. Oh that's actually crazy like, I would not go swimming out there now after that.

"And we actually watched Jaws yesterday."

The Irish beach-goer wasn't phased by the presence of a Great White. Credit: 7 News Sydney
The Irish beach-goer wasn't phased by the presence of a Great White. Credit: 7 News Sydney

Drone footage shown on the news channel showed the enormous shark following a lone seal along the coastline and into the shallower waters close to Tamarama Beach, which is in between major tourist hot spots, Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach, in Sydney.

A roving reporter took to the beach to get the reaction from some of the visitors in the area when they came across the Irish holiday maker, who was - up until that point - probably having a pretty relaxing time.

Fortunately - according to the report - the shark was spotted before it got too close to anyone swimming in the sea, and lifeguards were able to get it away from shore.

One person told the news channel that they had travelled several hours up the coast for a trip to the beach.

The shark was spotted before it got too close to the beach. Credit: PA
The shark was spotted before it got too close to the beach. Credit: PA

They said: "We're from Melbourne and we've come down to enjoy the beach, but yeah it's a little bit scary, I'd say."

The drone operator who caught the footage said he thinks his device will help save lives.

He told the news: "As soon as we say great white, nobody stays in."

However, others weren't as lucky, as the Queensland Ambulance Service announced on their Twitter page that two shark bites had been reported close to the Whitsunday Islands.

The tweet read: "Two shark bites have been reported in shallow beach water at a location off Resort Drive at 9:29am. Two patients are being treated at Hamilton Island Medical Centre. One patient sustained a foot injury and the second patient a leg injury."

The real question is, why was she watching Jaws before going to the beach?

Featured Image Credit: 7 News Sydney

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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