A large shark has been spotted off a popular beach in Perth, Australia.
Beachgoers forced to cut short swim time at Mullaloo Beach after 2.5m (8ft) tiger spotted shark Appears around noon on January 9th.
The beach is especially busy when the predator is near, as it is the long summer holidays for schools Australia.
This is the second beach closure in less than a week after sharks were spotted on the shoreline on Jan. 5.
Aerial footage showed the shark prowling the shoreline, just meters away from the forgetful swimmer who was swimming.
Video shows a woman wading in shallow water close to the shark and a child running out of the water on a surfboard.
The beach finally reopened shortly before 2pm.
The video was taken by Perth resident Tobey Nicole, who said: “We nicknamed him Trevor. The shark has been in the shallows of Perth’s northern beaches for a month and has been There have been many close encounters with people.”
Tiger sharks have been known to attack and even kill humans – they have been second only to great white sharks in the number of humans they have attacked.
Western Australia is no stranger to shark attacks either. A man nearly lost his arm after he was attacked by an unknown shark while spearfishing near Port Hedland on the state’s north coast in October last year.