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Australia Girl rescues shark stuck on Tasmanian beach during low tide

08:30  23 november  2020
08:30  23 november  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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When Abby Gilbert's daughter picked up a shark at Kingston Beach, she knew it was in safe hands.

Last Wednesday evening, the draughtboard shark had become trapped in a rockpool at the southern end of the beach, stranded by an outgoing tide.

Abby's 11-year-old daughter, Billie Rea, spotted it and sprang into action.

"There's no way I would have seen it. She just had this innate sense that it was there," Ms Gilbert said.

"And she just, without letting me know what was happening or doubting herself at all, she just went straight down … it was wedged between these two rocks right in the shallows. It was really low tide."

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Without a second thought, Billie Rea picked up the creature and delicately carried it over rocks towards deeper water.

"As soon as it came into view, I knew what it was and I knew that it couldn't hurt her," Ms Gilbert said.

"You saw in the video just how calm she is, and I feel like that animal felt so safe with her."

Ms Gilbert said she "was just sitting back in awe really" as the event unfolded.

"We saw it swim off and we stayed with it until we lost sight of it. It was a beautiful moment."

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Draughtboard sharks are very common in Tasmanian waters, according to marine experts.

Neville Barrett from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies said the species was "relatively abundant, quite inquisitive and it's completely harmless".

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He said this time of year, large spring tides could cause trouble for marine life.

"The tides go out much further than usual, so it actually causes new rock pools to form around the place, so species like this can get accidentally caught in a rockpool as a tide falls, and then realise there's actually nowhere to go."

He commended the 11-year-old's response, but urged would-be rescuers to be safe.

"Swing into action if you can, but always preferably with caution. A lot of marine life does have spines and other venomous things," he said.

Shark toy replaced teddy at bedtime

Billie Rea is no stranger to wildlife rescues, having cared for other injured and orphaned native animals.

"She's quite often coming home with orphaned pademelons, Bennett's and rufous hare-wallabies, and she knows how to feed them, toilet them," Ms Gilbert said.

"Nothing that she does with animals surprises me anymore. I'm just really impressed."

Billie's mother said her daughter's love of marine life was sparked by visiting the Marine Discovery Centre at Woodbridge, on Tasmania's south-east coast.

There, she would spend time with the creatures on display, including draughtboard sharks.

"She was so passionate about these beautiful sea creatures that one of the volunteers at the marine discovery centre actually hand-sewed her a draughtboard shark toy," Ms Gilbert said.

"She spent a lot of her youth with this as her bedtime toy."

The video of the rescue has been watched by more than 4 million people.

Billie Rea's very proud mother said: "I'm so surprised just how much this has touched people.

"I think I'm surprised because this is so normal for me to experience my daughter in this way."

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