Wild video shows a rare WALKING shark using its fins to travel on land – leaving viewers horrified

A BIZARRE video showing an exotic migratory shark using its fins to propel itself ashore has left viewers horrified.

During a Shark Week special titled Island of the Walking Sharks, TV personality Forrest Galante and his crew caught a rarity on camera.

Forrest Galante is pictured holding a Papuan epaulette shark

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Forrest Galante is pictured holding a Papuan epaulette sharkCredit: AP
Epaulette sharks can use their flippers to come out of the water onto land

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Epaulette sharks can use their flippers to come out of the water onto landPhoto credit: Getty
Galante said this is the first time in history that one of these sharks has been seen walking

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Galante said this is the first time in history that one of these sharks has been seen walkingCredit: Discovery/Shark Week/Twitter

The special kind of land sharks are called epaulette sharks.

Galante was amazed to see the little creature moving out of the water while clambering over rocks using its flippers.

“Look at how he uses those fins. It’s so incredible,” he said.

“This is spectacular! This is the first time in history that any of the Papuan species have been documented walking by epaulettes,” Galante said.

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According to Galante, epaulette sharks are the only known sharks to emerge from the water.

One Twitter user said in response to the video: “Solid science, stunning reefs, rare wobbegongs and some real-life encounters with Indiana Jones, including a cave full of ancient skulls.

“One of the best #SharkWeek programs ever!”

Another fan said: “Worked with bamboo sharks with brown bands but epaulettes are a step up. Amazing footage. So dope.”

Someone jokingly said, “Well, nowhere is safe now. Sharks are on land now.”

Shark week was full of surprises this year, including a TV star’s stunt gone wrong.

Sean McInerey, aka “Poppies”, from Jackass, appeared in a Sunday special during this year’s Shark Week.

Things went wrong when McInerey attempted to wakeboard jump over shark infested waters with Steve-O.

During the stunt, a shark attacked McInerey and bit his hand.

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During an emotional video, McInerney said, “When I landed in this shark pit, I thought I was going to die.”

The stuntman was slightly injured in the incident.

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