SkyNews: 10 ft tiger shark is first shark killed by WA’s baited drumlines
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A large shark has been shot dead off Australia’s western coast – the first under a controversial culling policy brought in to cut the number of attacks on surfers and swimmers. The three-metre (10ft) animal, believed to be a female tiger shark, one of three species on the government’s kill list, was caught on bait lines off Meelup Beach near Dunsborough, south of Perth. Government spokesman Simon Beaumont said a fisherman contracted to patrol the lines killed the shark and dumped its carcass at sea. According to The West Australian newspaper, the creature was shot in the head four times at close range.