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Fisherman attracts attention by driving with tiger shark strapped to his vehicle. Photo: Julie Wright via Perth Now

A motorist in Perth, Australia, has unintentionally grabbed the social media spotlight by driving with a large tiger shark strapped to the front of his vehicle.

The accompanying footage was posted to the Perth & WA Fishing Reports Facebook page by Julie Wright on Monday, and within hours, it had garnered more than 130,000 views.

Wright told Perth Now: “I was driving down Safety Bay Road beside a boat and as I got closer to the car I had to double take as I was sure I was looking at a shark tail on the left. Low and behold, as my son and I approached the car there it was.”

Wright's son videotaped the footage, which shows a tiger shark being transported by a fisherman towing a boat.

Fishing for tiger sharks is legal in Western Australia, but there is a maximum size limit. The Department of Fisheries has not yet chimed in on the shark transporter.

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