Local Spots Bull Shark Swimming Near Backyard During Australia’s Flash Floods

A local spotted a bull shark casually swimming by his backyard fence after there’s been extreme flash floods across Queensland, Australia. 

A photo has gone viral of a bull shark’s fin poking out of the floodwaters, which have been spreading into the backyards of homes across the Gold Coast suburb of Burleigh Waters.

This photo has also highlighted how much the water levels have risen across the area – with this particular image showing the man’s property fence being visibly submerged.

The local shared the snap to the Facebook group Gold Coast Community, where they explained how they had spotted the shark’s fin just outside the border of their backyard.

They wrote: “Another wild day on the Gold Coast.

“Bull shark in the backyard at Burleigh Waters.”

Facebook: Gold Coast Community

So far, the post has been shared over 3,300 times and 1,300 people have commented.

One person said: “Omg – absolutely terrifying.”

Another simply added: “No thanks.”

A third said that the whole scenario was a “Big no” for them, while a fourth joked: “Fine I won’t go back home.”

As reported by, it’s believed that the shark travelled to Burleigh Waters by finding its way into the canal, which had swollen its back after the extremely heavy rainfall.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by Queensland’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) for the state, including the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and the Scenic Rim areas. 

It has been predicted that there will be storms with heavy rains, which could result in further flash flooding, followed by an intense period of rain in the afternoon.

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