Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette (Vic.

: 1877 - 1889), Friday 14 December 1888, page 1
A
The
sea

Large
serpent

Sea
is

Monster

-

completely.-thrown

has which into the shade by a creature and in latitude 30,50( southl' been seen Webster longitude 00,13 west. has the of officer chief ship Benvenue,

to the that
on was

Calcutta.
of

Tr.

paper

saying
when

the 4th

Aaugust,
a

-written

ship

hove-to in

strong
who

gale,
was
and 4

:the:

-the

u secon'dofficer, Mr. Parson, that betwmtn reported watch,

on
ins

5
living
tle the

the
monster

morning,
.passed

a
thel

tremeiendous
port

side,
as

of

-vessel,
.hip

itself. 'two
or

measuring It had

nearly
i·rge
on

long
back

as:
or

wings

ears,
14ftf

immense

humps

its

a tail like" a 15ft: high,' and hliale., o. size 'The ihonster had t:vo eyes :the: its coveredl back, was while rteacups,

with

shell

or

scale

ressmnbli~g
'

barnacles,
its miove is be
.to'

ae-ocanuts.

It remained.near,
It'

the
meats

ship.f

minutes,
,

-aj.large

being
?ntwenty

slow.

hoped
will,

thl

'iiLhout and
:

ehiV,
monster.

of soientifi: party loss of'. tiine, o in pursuit' proered a
chater:

men
a' tht

h
all

It differs

so

e'ntirely'froii

other
will even
were

described
cr.ased

creature

thatits cipture
sensation,
monster to'
.for,

a

prodigious

the

extinct

prediluvirn

shaijely

and

agreeable

look upobn
beast,'
'two

in
with
sense

oomparI~on,with.this

uncouthi

large'

wings

or ears, and
-The

"ini

humps. how this

public
of.

will

be

glad

to learn

many

the and

Benvenue
whether

also
Iheir

saw

creature,

impressions correspond
the second
officer.

with

those
of

In

matters

'of

naturaldhistory is important.

the

minutest ?

accuracy

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