According to reports on the Australian ABC Radio, sharks have been spotted in heavily flooded rivers, moving into farmland districts of Far North Queensland.The Leichhardt River burst its bank after massive rainfalls caused by Cyclone Larry. Several large farm stations are now cut off.
Kylie Camp, of Floraville Station near Burketown in the Gulf of Carpentaria, said she had seen sharks swimming in the flooded river that runs through her property. The sharks had presumably swam up the river from the coast.
"I've never seen so many snakes in my life and also some sharks as well," she told ABC Radio.
"We do see sharks sometimes below the waterfalls that are normally here. They're probably just trying to move out of the fast moving current into somewhere quieter."
The Leichhardt River was recorded as flooding almost ten metres high in Floraville.