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.
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.
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.”