Sydney resident Melissa Hatheier was swimming in a bay near Melbourne, when she stumbled upon a shark.
A video was posted on Facebook showing real estate agent Melissa Hatheier cornering the Port Jackson shark in the Cronulla rockpool, in Sydney's south, before reaching down and wrestling the creature into her arms.
The incident was filmed by one of Hatheier's daughters and uploaded to the Facebook page of the real estate company where she works.
The clip was captioned, "Our in house Shark Wrangler Melissa Hatheier wrestling a shark out of Oak Park Rock Pool yesterday morning!"
Hatheier has become an internet sensation after the courageous act. I started to swim around him and he became a bit stressed and started to knock his head on the rocks.
"I just picked him up and off he went, ' she laughed, joking that she hoped the courageous stunt would be enough to get her a spot on next season's 'Survivor" TV show.
"As a real estate agent I'm used to relocating people and this was similar".
"I thought I had to help him, I put my knees on either side of his fins and I just picked him up - it was like picking up a little kid", she explained. "I was feeling sorry for him", she said.
She added: "He wasn't that heavy but his skin was very rough, like sandpaper".
You're going for a quick dip in an ocean pool and you catch sight of a shark in the water: what do you do?