Cyclone Debbie turns to sharknado as one washes up on road

Queenslanders are being warned to stay out of the floodwaters after Cyclone Debbie lashed the region, with creatures from the deep washing up.

A massive bull shark was one of those to surface, ending up on a road in the town of Ayr.

"Think it's safe to go back in the water? Think again!" Queensland Fire and Emergency tweeted with a photo of the monstrous critter.

Cyclone Debbie bull shark washed up Queensland
(Queensland Fire and Emergency Services / Twitter)

It was towed back to the nearby Burdekin river, but was unable to be revived.

The cyclone forced the evacuation of more than 25,000 people and has been declared a catastrophe by the Insurance Council of Australia.

Insurance claims for damage after the storm and flooding in are expected to top billions of dollars.


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