A teenager, who has not been identified, has been snapped straddling a shark that washed up on Marcoola Beach.
The near 3-metre shark was found dead earlier this week and many locals came to check it out for themselves. Some kept their distance...others not so much. The beachgoer was snapped on top of the shark with a dog standing close by.
Underwater World Sea Life Mooloolaba fishes curator Kate Willson is warning others to not touch any sharks that may wash up on Sunshine Coast beaches because the shark may still be alive.
Shark migration season is in March and April and officials say it's possible the shark was migrating from New South Wales and possibly got washed onto the beach in high tide and got stuck in the sand.