Among the wild critters patrolling the murky floodwaters in Queensland, Australia, according to a man who has been camped on his rooftop, is a large shark known for its ability to survive in brackish water and for posing a danger to humans.
"It was a bull shark and it was spotted in a local suburban street," Rob Minshull told BBC News. "We do have sharks in the Brisbane River; they have obviously come over the flood barriers and come looking for food."
Flooding in portions of Queensland, especially in the Brisbane area, has caused widespread devastation and at least 13 fatalities. Minshull said rising water has reached "the bottom tier of my house," or about chest high.
"I've got brown waves going through the house [and] I've got snakes in the house," he said. "My cars are locked in the garage. I can't get them out -- they're floating around, and banging in the garage."
The natural disaster has affected up to 30,000 residents in the Brisbane area alone.
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