The young Irish woman who went viral for her hilarious reaction to a shark on a beach has joked how she was “inches from being eaten alive”.
Clare Dwyer made headlines when she was interviewed by Australian news channel 7 News about a dangerous Great White Shark which had been spotted on a beach.
The shocked woman said: “Really? Oh my God, I didn't even know that!"That's actually crazy, I would not go out swimming now after that. And we actually watched JAWS today!"
The Co. Kerry native said that she had put on the movie JAWS that morning to scare her family who had come down to visit her for Christmas.
Ms Dwyer, from Ardfert, told the KC Show on Cork’s 96FM: “My brother had come over for Christmas to visit me, and then my sister and niece actually surprised me so long story short, we were all fond of Bondi Rescue so we were going to Bondi for the day.
“And I thought it’d be good in the morning so I put on JAWS just to scare them a bit.”
But little did they know they’d be actually coming perilously close to the predator later that day.
She added that the four-metre long shark, which had been pursuing a seal in shallow waters, was huge.
When the radio host asked if she’d go in the water now, Ms Dwyer said: “I’d go in the water no bother. If I had my partner with me I’d be fine.”
The hosts then joked that sharks wouldn’t eat Irish people because “they don’t like the taste of bacon and cabbage” to which Ms Dwyer said how Sydney didn’t have any bacon and cabbage.
When asked what she missed the most from back home, she said: “There’s so many things now. “I’d say proper potatoes, the bacon and cabbage, and good roast dinner.”
She added that she prefered Lyons tea to Barry’s tea.
Ms Dwyer shot to fame after she was featured in a news segment on 7 News regarding the arrival of the deadly shark last week which sent terrified swimmers running for safety.
Lifeguards at Tamarama Beach in east Sydney immediately called all swimmers out of the water due to the presence of the shark.
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An anxious lifeguard can be heard calling over the loudspeaker system, urging swimmers and surfers to get back to shore.
He says: "Hey guys, we've got a big Great White out there. Get out of the sea!"
Other lifeguards can be heard yelling: "No! Don't go out!" at a man who was just about to enter the water.
The shark was later chased back out to sea by the lifeguards.