The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Friday 8 August 1947, page 3

Shotguns Out For Bathurst
Screamer
i

(Owl, Bull, Fox?)\
pumping
late

BATHURST,
Soon with
after

Thursday.-

|

dark to-night men lanterns and shotguns
a

Waterworks
a

station heard
It
a

scream

to-night.

began
near

search

of

the
in

bush
an

to
was

be

near

the well, and tunnel leading

seemed search
the

the

waterworks

made. An
old into

attempt

to solve the "scream"

well was found, but the searchers mystery. decided to explore it in the mornclue to the cause no found They ing. They believe there may be an of the "blood-curdling shrieks," in owl the tunnel. on various which have been heard nights for more than two weeks. It was suggested to-day the from: screams might come
.

A fox with an injured throat. An owl. in a bull paddock running A opposite the water works. as "the screaming A bird known lady."

telephone call anonymous to-night warning received in the search council employees party "not to shoot the bull,in a nearby paddock." An
was

The
for He the

caller said he
owner.

was

speaking
prize

said

the bull Anrçus and

was

a

Aberdeen
some

feared that searcher

"trigger

happy"

shoot if the bull made any noise during the search. Mr. V. G. Brownlow, foreman Bathurst Experiment Farm, at from a fox. come says the. screams birds Australian "I have studied a "and and animals," he said, shriek like this resembles the cry of a fox with a throat injury or a growth affecting the iarynx." inspector, Bathurst water The Mr. A. Rodgers, who has several times searched the area, said he might
now

thinks an

owl
we

is

responsible.

"However,
the
slightest

have not found trace of one," he

added. Two
men-

in the well at Bathurst

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