Onya, Tilly! Incredible moment the brave kelpie dives into the sea to scare off a SHARK stalking her owners on the Great Barrier Reed
- Adventurer Jack Strickland filmed a shark swimming ominously close to shore
- His kelpie Tilly then bounded through the water and jumped towards the shark
- The shark sensed the dog sprinting and changed course to make a quick escape
The moment a brave kelpie chases after a shark swimming close to its owners in shallow water has been captured on video.
Jack Strickland was filming the shark when his dog Tilly bounded through the water on the privately-owned Haggerstone Island Resort in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park off Far North Queensland on October 10.
Mr Strickland, who runs a blog called Back 2 Basics Adventures, posted the video to Instagram last week with the caption: ‘Tilly the guard dog keeping the sharks away from Haggerstone Island.’
In a video filmed on Queensland’s Haggerstone Island, a shark (left) can be seen swimming around in shallow waters ominously close to shore of a beach. A kelpie dog named Tilly (right) then sprints through the water and leaps towards the shark, making a big splash in the process
In the video, a shark can be seen swimming around in shallow waters ominously close to the shore of a beach.
Tilly then sprinted through the water and leaped towards the shark, making a big splash and blocking view of the marine beast.
She then swam into deeper waters searching for the shark before coming back and sitting on the shore, satisfied she had fended off the large fish.
Tilly swims out into deeper waters looking for the shark (left) before coming back and sitting on the shore (right), still searching for the big fish. Freezing the video frames prior to Tilly’s jump reveal the shark had already sensed the dog sprinting through the water and quickly changed its course to escape
Mr Strickland (right) is currently staying on Haggerstone Island with his friend (left), who is working at the tropical resort
As Tilly jumped the shark had already sensed the dog sprinting through the water and quickly changed its course to escape.
Mr Strickland is currently staying on Haggerstone Island with his friend, who is working at the tropical resort.
The island’s luxury accommodation ranges from hand built huts for $800 a night to the entire Island for $6,800 a night.