Shocking video shows TIGER SHARK prowling 2 meters away from beachgoer in waist-deep water

Shocking video shows TIGER SHARK prowling 2 meters away from beachgoer in waist-deep water
In one video clip taken from the coast, the big shark can be seen cruising in waist-deep water with its fin protruding (WA Incident alerts/ Facebook, The New Shark Watch South Australia/ Facebook)

PERTH, AUSTRALIA: An scary video of a big Tiger shark gliding near the swimmers at a well-known Australian beach has started surfacing online. In two videos, taken on Monday in the shallows between Whitfords Beach and Pinaroo Point, just north of Perth, Western Australia, the predator appears to be the same.

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In one video clip taken from the coast, the big shark can be seen cruising in waist-deep water with its fin protruding. Beachgoers who were startled by the shark's close proximity can be heard screaming in the footage. In the second footage, the 'beast' wades past inches from a bikini-clad beachgoer.  

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"THE SCREAMING Lisa says Shark near Mullaloo beach. The surf life-saving crew has issued a warning UPDATE to the prior report 2.5m tiger shark was sighted at 12:24 hours 09/01, near J93 Mullaloo Beach BEN Sign, Perth Metro 5m offshore," WA incident alerts posted with a video. One girl reacts in amazement, "It's a dolphin." She is corrected by someone else, "It's a Tiger shark." In another video, the animal initially glides right in front of a woman wearing a bikini, but within a second, it swims around her and goes in another direction.

Toby Nicol, who goes by the username sunrise searcher shot the second video and wrote," After seeing reports that our local 2.5m tiger shark nicknamed ‘Trevor’ was doing the rounds at Mullaloo today, I headed over after work. He continued, "After many laps of the beaches north and south of Mullaloo I found Trev at Whitfords beach and followed him to Pinaroo point where this close encounter happened."

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There are two moments in this clip that are "worth talking about," he notes. "Firstly, yes the man at the top of the video is signaling his child to join him in the water (he did not see the shark), and secondly, YES! the woman did see the shark and did the right thing by calmly getting out." Toby further wrote that, "I know this because I immediately told the lifeguards what was going on and they sped down the beach to get people out of the water. The lifeguard then informed me when he got back that she had seen the shark."

He claimed that the video is proof that sharks are not interested in humans, "This video along with the many videos of Trev over the last month is proof that sharks aren’t interested in humans, but that being said, accidents do happen so please be SharkSmart and follow the apps for shark movements around Australia."

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Earlier, on January, 7, a great white shark that resembles the size of a boat, stalked the coastline at Aldinga Beach, south of Adelaide. Fishermen on a nearby boat filmed the moment the shark came within 500m (~1640.42ft) off the beach and dangerously close to their vessel. The shark's size was comparable to the boat sailing next to it as it lurked just beneath the surface of the water, the previous MEAWW report mentioned.

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