AN ADVENTURE tour company in Australia, who was leading a group of six tourists off Queenland Sunshine Coast, were shocked to come across the half-eaten carcass of a dead shark washed up on a popular swimming beach.
The gruesome discovery shocked the tourists and local residents who had been swimming in the water just moments before.
The beach where the shark was found is a popular swimming spot on Bribie Island. Photos of the carcass found on the northern side of the island show blood around the jaw area and half the body missing.
The adventure tour owner, Mr Brown, believes that the carcass was a bull shark and had possibly been mauled by a tiger species, or something bigger.
‘Crazy seeing this on the beach today! Something big has had a nice feed on it,’ The tour company “G’Day Adventure Tours” posted on its Facebook page afterwards.
To which it received hundreds of comments from concerned readers.
“We were at that spot last Saturday all my grandkids were swimming” One reader commented
“We were swimming in this water all day and Sharks are eating Sharks” another one woman stated.
The carcass sparked fears a bigger predator is still out there.
“My uncle was a beach fisherman and had a trawler for years on Bribie and the stories he told of some big sharks he had seen, you would never want to go for a swim again.” One man added
“Someone put a video of a tiger shark in the passage only the other day and let’s not forget great white spotted of there not all that long ago.” Another reminded
While sharks are often spotted off shore, attacks and carcasses being washed up on the island are rare.
‘There hasn’t been a proper attack there in 43 years,’ Mr Brown said in an interview with Daily Mail Australia.
Earlier this week, swimmers and divers were warned stay out of the water after a shark was spotted near the Tangalooma wrecks off Moreton Island, which is 30 kilometres from Bribie Island and a man in his 30s was treated for injuries to his hand and knee, reportedly caused by a shovel nose shark in nearby waters a week prior.
The Australian Shark Attack File has recorded that since 1791 there have been 639 shark attacks in Australia with 190 of them being fatal.
Four species of sharks account for the vast majority of fatal attacks on humans: the bull shark, tiger shark, oceanic whitetip shark and the great white shark.
Shark netting in beaches in an attempt to prevent shark attacks began in 1937, the number of deaths from sharks on beaches has since been reduced in New South Wales, with only one fatal attack on a netted beach during that time and in Queensland there has not been a fatal attack on a netted beach since nets were introduced in the 1960s