Tourists spooked after half eaten shark carcass is washed up at a popular swimming beach sparking fears a MUCH bigger beast is out there
- Dead carcass of a half eaten shark found washed up on Bribie Island on Monday
- 4WD load of tourists on day trip to the island came across gruesome discovery
- Beach where carcass was found is a popular swimming spot on Bribie Island
A scenic island day trip included a gruesome discovery for a group of shocked tourists on Monday.
G’Day Adventure Tours owner Jason Brown was leading a 4WD tour of Bribie Island off Queensland’s Sunshine Coast when he and six tourists came across the half-eaten carcass of a dead shark washed up on a popular swimming beach.
Photos of the carcass found on the northern side of the island show blood around the jaw area.
Bribie Island tourists came across the horrifying discovery of a dead shark on Monday
‘The tourists all thought it was very cool as it’s not something you see every day,’ Mr Brown told Daily Mail Australia.
He believes the carcass was of a bull shark who had been mauled by a tiger species and understands it was still washed up on the beach the following day.
‘Crazy seeing this on the beach today! Something big has had a nice feed on it,’ G’Day Adventure Tours posted on its Facebook page afterwards.
The beach where the shark was found is a popular swimming spot on Bribie Island.
‘Was swimming right at that spot on Friday,’ one person commented on the post.
Tourists came across the carcass (pictured) at a popular swimming spot on the island
The carcass sparked fears a bigger predator is still out there.
‘We were swimming in this water all day and sharks are eating sharks,’ one woman commented.
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.
Bribie Island (pictured) off Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a popular swimming spot
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.
A nine-year-old girl was bitten on the leg by a suspected lemon shark around 500km further north in central Queensland near Yeppoon on Wednesday night.
She was taken to hospital in a stable condition.
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.