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Vet braves danger to save shark


An Australian vet has saved the life of a shark by sticking his arm down its throat.

The three metre (9.8 feet) shark had had a steel and aluminium gaffe hook stuck in its stomach for two weeks.

Veterinarian David Blyde used a PVC pipe for protection.

Grey Nurse sharks are listed as critically endangered.

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