12/29/2011 02:26 pm ET Updated Dec 29, 2011

Dog Plays With Beached Shark After It Was Attacked By Whales (VIDEO)

Some sort of bravery-boosting serum must have found its way into the world's dog food supply.

First one daring dog decided he'd had enough of a shark's shallow water tyranny and, much to the shock of Australian passers-by, bit the shark while swimming by it.

Now, another pup looks to have conquered the same fear as he approached a beached great white shark and played with it until it slithered back into the ocean, the BBC reports.

The altercation occurred on Dec. 26 at Blue Cliffs Beach in Tuatapere, New Zealand.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, onlookers said the shark was forced onto the beach by a herd of attacking whales. While the species of whale was not clear, it is believed they could have been orcas, also known as "killer whales," which are known to feed on sea lions, seals, sharks and other large fish.

Peter Robertson told the Daily Mail his dog, Flea, was just curious about the action.

"It would appear the whales were fighting the sharks ... the sharks were coming ashore because they didn't want to be in the water," Robertson told the paper.

WATCH the video below and be sure to check out the Daily Mail's video, as well.