Bizarre moment perth driver filmed with dead shark strapped to bullbar

Krystal Johnson and The West

A Western Australian motorist has been filmed driving down a road with a huge tiger shark strapped to the bullbar on their 4WD.

Facebook user Julie Wright was travelling with her son on Monday afternoon claiming she "had to look twice" when she saw the car in Safety Bay, sporting what is believed to be a tiger shark.

The video was posted on the Perth and WA Fishing Reports group and has been viewed over 200,000 times after being on the page for six hours.

Julie Wright had to look twice when she saw this shark strapped to a bullbar on a car. Photo: Julie Wright
Julie Wright had to look twice when she saw this shark strapped to a bullbar on a car. Photo: Julie Wright

Since being posted the video has had a mix of responses with some thinking the angler may be faced with a hefty fine.

"I was driving down Safety Bay Road beside a boat and as I got closer to the car I had to double take as I was sure I was looking at a shark tail on the left," Ms Wright told PerthNow.

Yahoo7 have contacted the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the Department of Fisheries for a comment regarding the legal issues of the act.

According to the Department of Fisheries, any shark caught in Perth and the South West must be smaller than 70cm from the front of the dorsal fin on the top of the shark to the back of the smaller rear dorsal fin.


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