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A BIZARRE video has shown an exotic walking shark that uses its fins to travel on land, which has horrified viewers.

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

3Forrest Galante is pictured holding a Papuan epaulette sharkCredit: AP 3Epaulette sharks can use their fins to walk out of the water and onto landCredit: Getty 3Galante said this was the first time in history that one of these sharks had been seen walkingCredit: Discovery/Shark Week/Twitter

The special breed of land-walking sharks are called epaulette sharks.

Galante was amazed to see the small creature move out of the water using its fins to climb over rocks.

"Look at him using those fins. This is so incredible," he said.

"This is spectacular! This is the first time in history one of the Papuan species of epaulettes has been documented walking," Galante said.

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According to Galante, epaulette sharks are the only known shark in existence to walk out of water.

Metro News reported a viewer on Twitter saying:

"Solid science, stunning reefs, rare wobbegongs, and some real-life Indiana Jones encounters including a cave full of ancient skulls. One of the best #SharkWeek programs ever!"

Another fan said: "Worked w/ brown banded bamboo sharks but epaulettes are a level up. Amazing footage. So dope."

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Someone jokingly said: "Well nowhere is safe now. Sharks are now on land," reported the outlet.

Shark Week was full of surprises this year, including a stunt-gone-wrong by a TV star.

Sean McInerey, aka "Poppies," from Jackass appeared on a Sunday special during this year's Shark Week.

Things went awry when McInerey tried to perform a 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 that shark pit I thought I was going to die."

The stuntman sustained minor injuries from the incident.

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Covid hospital admissions shot up by half last week, sparking fears of new autumn wave

COVID hospital admissions shot up by half last week in a sure sign of an autumn wave.

The number of new patients in England rose to 847 per day last week, from just 574 per day the week before.

1Covid hospital admissions shot up by half last week in a sure sign of an autumn waveCredit: Getty

And the number of positive patients in hospital has risen by a third, to 7,024 – the highest in a month.

Cases are also on the up and health bosses fear extra pressure on the NHS as the weather turns.

Professor Tim Spector, from King’s College London, said: “It’s clear that we’re now seeing an autumn wave of Covid-19.

“With rates on the rise in the vulnerable elderly age groups, the impact on hospitalisations could be higher than in the June wave.”

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Figures from the Office for National Statistics last week showed cases are rising for the first time since July, with 928,000 across the UK.

The summer wave peaked with 14,000 Covid patients in hospital, a figure that fell by almost 10,000 by mid-September but is now rising again.

The UK Health Security Agency agreed there are signs Covid is bouncing back.

Public health director at the UKHSA, Dr Mary Ramsay, said: “We are now seeing an increase which could signal the start of the anticipated winter wave of Covid-19.

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