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: 1860-1954), Tuesday 11 September 1934, page 4
Not Yet Located Probably Conger Eel
living Although persons the along of river near stretch Atherfield estate, on the Salmon Ponds-Now Norfolk road, about two miles from New Norfolk a township, kept sharp look-out at inwas tervals yesterday, of seen nothing creature was the strange observwhich ed floating down the river by members of a picnic party on Sunday afternoon. Some of tho members of the party who saw If were inclined to favour the a suggestion that it was size large eel, which had conger made Us way but from the sea, the unusual feature its was associated with appearance that It floated downstream a distance of at its least 150 yards with large the water. serpent-shaped head above of the The visitor recalls appearance the capture early in January last of a sea lion in the Derwent, a about mile it is thought below New Norfolk, and probable that, owing to the low state of the river following the very dry seasome other sea specimen has made son, its way the stream. up
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