Bull shark washes up on road in Australia after Cyclone Debbie

PHOTO: Twitter/Queensland Fire Department

Cyclone Debbie, which ravaged the coast of Queensland, Australia, is fortunately now a thing of the past.

But residents are finding unexpected visitors stranded in odd places.

Like this bull shark which was discovered washed up on a road in the town of Ayr. Yikes.

The picture was posted by the Queensland Fire and Emergency service on its Twitter account Thursday, as part of a warning to residents about the dangers of going into floodwaters.

"Think it's safe to go back in the water? Think again!" the tweet reads.

Good advice, we think, because it's not the first time this has happened. In 2011, floods in the Brisbane, Queensland suburb of Goodna brought two sharks swimming inland.

Cyclone Debbie tears through Australia's Queensland

  • Strong wind and rain from Cyclone Debbie is seen effecting trees at Airlie Beach, located south of the northern Australian city of Townsville, March 28, 2017.
  • 10 year-old Wendal Jennings reads his book in a temporary cyclone shelter in the town of Ayr in far north Queensland as Cyclone Debbie approaches on March 28, 2017. Lashing rain and howling winds battered northeast Australia as towns went into lockdown ahead of a "monster" cyclone making landfall, with thousands evacuated amid fears of damage and tidal surges.
  • A family relaxes in a temporary cyclone shelter in the town of Ayr in far north Queensland as Cyclone Debbie approaches on March 28, 2017.
  • A mother and her baby relax in a temporary cyclone shelter in the town of Ayr in far north Queensland as Cyclone Debbie approaches on March 28, 2017. Lashing rain and howling winds battered northeast Australia as towns went into lockdown ahead of a "monster" cyclone making landfall, with thousands evacuated amid fears of damage and tidal surges.
  • Children relax in a temporary cyclone shelter in the town of Ayr in far north Queensland as Cyclone Debbie approaches on March 28, 2017.
  • A family relaxes in a temporary cyclone shelter in the town of Ayr in far north Queensland as Cyclone Debbie approaches on March 28, 2017.
  • A family relax in a temporary cyclone shelter in the town of Ayr in far north Queensland as Cyclone Debbie approaches on March 28, 2017.
  • Children entertain themselves in a temporary cyclone shelter in the town of Ayr in far north Queensland as Cyclone Debbie approaches on March 28, 2017.
  • This handout photo taken on March 27, 2017 and released by NASA shows a natural colour image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite of Cyclone Debbie approaching the coast of Queensland, Australia. Cyclone Debbie made landfall in northeast Australia on March 28, with lashing rain and howling winds battering the area, cutting power and uprooting trees as local towns went into lockdown.
  • Outdoor furniture lies in a pool at a motel as Cyclone Debbie hits the northern Queensland town of Airlie Beach, located south of Townsville in Australia, March 28, 2017.
  • Trees effected by strong winds from Cyclone Debbie can be seen in the town of Bowen, located south of the northern Australian city of Townsville, March 28, 2017.
  • A tree lies on the ground near a motel after falling during strong winds from Cyclone Debbie at Airlie Beach, located south of the northern Australian city of Townsville, March 28, 2017.
  • This NOAA/JMA image obtained March 28, 2017 what the Japan Meteorological Agency's Himawari-8 satellite captured in this true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Debbie closing in on the northeastern coast of Australia at 0510 UTC, March 27, 2017. A "monster" cyclone smashed into northeast Australia March 28, 2017, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal residents battling lashing rain and howling winds. Great Barrier Reef islands popular with foreign tourists were battered by the category four storm which slammed into the coast of Queensland state with destructive wind gusts of up to 270 kph (167 miles) near its broad core.
  • A plane that was flipped by strong winds from Cyclone Debbie is seen at the airport in the town of Bowen, located south of the northern Australian city of Townsville, March 29, 2017.
  • Local resident Bradley Mitchell inspects the damage to a relative's boat after it smashed against the bank after Cyclone Debbie passed athrough the township of Airlie Beach, located south of the northern Australian city of Townsville, March 29, 2017.
  • A damaged building is seen behind a boat that was pushed onto a bank due to Cyclone Debbie in the township of Airlie Beach, located south of the northern Australian city of Townsville, March 29, 2017.
  • A boat is seen smashed against the bank at Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Cyclone Debbie has hit Queensland's far north coast yesterday as a category 4 cyclone, causing wide spread damage.
  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stands in front of a map showing the path of Cyclone Debbie across the state of Queensland at the Crisis Coordination Centre in Canberra, Australia, March 29, 2017.
  • Dave Mcinnerney inspects the damage to his motel after Cyclone Debbie at Shute Harbour in the township of Airlie Beach, located south of the northern Australian city of Townsville, March 29, 2017.
  • A local resident walks past a yacht that was washed ashore after Cyclone Debbie hit the northern Queensland town of Airlie Beach, located south of Townsville in Australia, March 29, 2017.
  • A yacht lies beside a road after Cyclone Debbie hit the northern Queensland town of Airlie Beach, located south of Townsville in Australia, March 29, 2017.
  • Emergency relief supplies for those affected by Cyclone Debbie are loaded onto the Royal Australian Navy Ship HMAS Choules at the Port of Brisbane in Australia, March 29, 2017.
  • Emergency relief supplies for those affected by Cyclone Debbie are loaded onto the Royal Australian Navy Ship HMAS Choules at the Port of Brisbane in Australia, March 29, 2017.
  • People walk past damaged shops after Cyclone Debbie hit the northern Queensland town of Airlie Beach, located south of Townsville in Australia, March 29, 2017.
  • A tractor sits in a flooded sugar cane field after Cyclone Debbie passed through the area near the northern Australian town of Bowen, located south of Townsville in Australia, March 29, 2017.
  • Emergency relief supplies and equipment for those affected by Cyclone Debbie are loaded onto the Royal Australian Navy Ship HMAS Choules at the Port of Brisbane in Australia, March 29, 2017.
  • Local residents walk along the damaged foreshore after Cyclone Debbie hit the northern Queensland town of Airlie Beach, located south of Townsville in Australia, March 29, 2017.
  • Damaged yachts can be seen along the damaged foreshore after Cyclone Debbie hit the northern Queensland town of Airlie Beach, located south of Townsville in Australia, March 29, 2017.
  • This handout from the Australian Prime Minister's Office taken and released on March 29, 2017 shows Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (C) attending a briefing on the relief efforts for Cyclone Debbie at the Crisis Coordination Centre in Canberra.
  • This handout from the Australian Prime Minister's Office taken and released on March 29, 2017 shows Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) receiving a briefing on the relief efforts for Cyclone Debbie at the Crisis Coordination Centre in Canberra.
  • This handout from the Australian Prime Minister's Office taken and released on March 29, 2017 shows Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (R) receiving a briefing on the relief efforts for Cyclone Debbie at the Crisis Coordination Centre in Canberra. Towns were cut off and without power in northern Australia on March 29 after being pummelled by a powerful cyclone that washed battered yachts ashore and ripped roofs off houses in scenes compared to "a war zone".
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) examines the damage caused by Cyclone Debbie in an area of Bowen in northern Queensland by helicopter on March 30, 2017. Torrential rain hampered relief efforts on March 30 after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists wait to be evacuated from resort islands.
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (2nd L) points to the damage caused by Cyclone Debbie as he examines an area of Bowen in northern Queensland by helicopter on March 30, 2017.
  • Damaged and flooded areas can be seen from an Australian Army helicopter after Cyclone Debbie passed through the area near the town of Bowen, located south of the northern Queensland town of Townsville in Australia, March 30, 2017.
  • Damaged and flooded areas can be seen from an Australian Army helicopter after Cyclone Debbie passed through the area near the town of Bowen, located south of the northern Queensland town of Townsville in Australia, March 30, 2017.
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull comes out of a military helicopter as he visits an area of Bowen in northern Queensland damaged by Cyclone Debbie on March 30, 2017.
  • The chief of the defence force (CDF), Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin (L), walks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (C) and Brigadier Chris Field (R) as they visit an area damaged by Cyclone Debbie in Bowen in northern Queensland on March 30, 2017.
  • This handout from the Australian Prime Minister's Office taken and released on March 30, 2017 shows Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (2nd L) and opposition leader Bill Shorten (C) visiting cyclone Debbie affected areas in Bowen, Queensland. Torrential rain hampered relief efforts on March after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists began evacuating from resort islands.
  • This handout from the Australian Prime Minister's Office taken and released on March 30, 2017 shows Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (3rd L) visiting cyclone Debbie affected areas in Bowen, Queensland.
  • This handout from the Australian Prime Minister's Office taken and released on March 30, 2017 shows residents clearing debris in the cyclone Debbie affected areas in Bowen, Queensland. Torrential rain hampered relief efforts on March after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists began evacuating from resort islands.
  • This handout from the Australian Prime Minister's Office taken and released on March 30, 2017 shows Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (R) cleaning out flood waters from a house during his visit to the cyclone Debbie affected areas in Bowen, Queensland. Torrential rain hampered relief efforts on March after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists began evacuating from resort islands.
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) and opposition leader, Bill Shorten, wipe flood waters out of a building as they visit areas of Bowen in northern Queensland damaged by Cyclone Debbie on March 30, 2017.
  • This handout from the Queensland Police Service taken on March 29, 2017 shows damaged buildings after Cyclone Debbie hit the Proserpine area of Queensland.
  • This handout photo taken and released by Jon Clements on March 29, 2017 shows boats washed up at the marina on Hamilton Island after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie.
  • Residents remove fallen trees and branches from the roads on Hamilton Island after strong Cyclone Debbie hit the Whitsundays Islands in Queensland on March 29, 2017.
  • Residents procced to clear roads of fallen tree on the Hamilton Island after strong Cyclone Debbie hit the Whitsundays Islands in Queensland on March 29, 2017.
  • An army vehicle drives through floodwaters near the Queensland town of Bowen on March 29, 2017, after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Towns remained cut off in northern Australia after being pummelled by a powerful cyclone that washed battered yachts ashore and ripped roofs off houses in scenes compared to "a war zone". The category four storm slammed into the coast of Queensland state between Bowen and Airlie Beach on March 28, packing destructive winds and devastating some of the region's tourist hotspots.
  • An army vehicle drives through floodwaters near the Queensland town of Bowen on March 29, 2017, after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie.
  • An army vehicle drives through floodwaters near the Queensland town of Bowen on March 29, 2017, after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie.
  • Police man a road block at floodwaters near the Queensland town of Bowen on March 29, 2017, after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie.
  • Local resident Helen Muller stands in a part of her home that was damaged by Cyclone Debbie in the town of Proserpine, located south of the northern Queensland town of Townsville in Australia, March 30, 2017.

Not that people seem to be listening anyway, as per this video found by Business Insider.

Warning, the below video contains coarse language.

Only in Australia. Cyclone. Pfffff.

Posted by Andrew Donovan on Wednesday, 29 March 2017


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