Mid afternoon on the last Sunday of February, a fun game of fetch at a popular beach in Sydney, Australia turned into a traumatic time of terror for the owners of an American Staffordshire Terrier named Molly.
Molly was just 5 meters off-shore when the shark took her and quickly slid her under the water, never to be seen again.
Nigel (Molly’s owner) told the Sydney Morning Herald, “We were just throwing the stick in the water. The tide was really far out and there was a bit of a drop off [where the water became deeper],” he said.
He continued on to say, there was nothing he or his wife could do to save Molly from the shark (that is believed to be a Bull shark).
The attack on the shoreline at Bonna Point Reserve in Kurnell was very quick and they did not see her again. They were also unable to retrieve her body.
They were left standing there horrified and traumatized.
As they left the beach they warned other people about the shark, and called the council when they got home.
Nigel has also said swimmers need to be made aware, as this shark was about 3.5 meters long and could easily take a human.
The Sutherland Shire Council sent lifeguards to Kurnell the following day to warn swimmers and pet owners to avoid the water.
“NSW Department of Primary Industries advises people to avoid swimming or surfing when it is dark or during twilight hours and encourages the use of the SharkSmart app, which has safety tips for swimmers, surfers, divers, snorkelers and spearfishers,” the council said in a statement.
Article posted March 2017
Article source Sydney Morning Herald
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