Gold Coast woman wakes to find 1.5m shark belly up in her backyard

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A Gold Coast woman received quite a shock on Sunday after waking to find a 1.5 metre bull shark in her backyard.

Jodie Atkins of Campbell Street at Sorrento found the shark dead on the banks of her backyard canal at around 10.30am AEST.


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News quickly spread of the discovery, with neighbours rushing to catch a glimpse of the giant fish.

Brothers Duncan, 9, Stirling, 12, and Lachlan McInnes, 14, with neighbour Frances van der Hoven, 17. PHOTO: Supplied

Brothers Duncan, 9, Stirling, 12, and Lachlan McInnes, 14, with neighbour Frances van der Hoven, 17. PHOTO: Supplied

After snapping a few photos with the sea creature, neighbours Eghard van der Hoven, 50, and young 12-year-old Stirling McInnes strapped the shark’s carcass to the back of a Jet Ski and towed it out into the currents.

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Neighbuors Eghard van der Hoven, 50, and young 12-year-old Stirling McInnes tow the carcass away PHOTO: Supplied

Mr Hoven’s 17-year-old daughter, Frances, told myGC it was believed the shark had washed up overnight.

“It has been dead for a while,” Frances said. “It was starting to smell.”

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