Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld.

: 1885 - 1954), Wednesday 31 July 1935, page 7
MONSTER OF THE DEEP.
IN

VICTORIAN WATERS
Fisherman's Graphic Tale.

MELBOURNE, July 80. for months After many lying low Heads sea serpent has re the Barwin This monster, mysterious appeared. occasions, which on previous has, well made authenticated a appearance to combine locality, is in this said the characteristics of a snake, whale, seal, with sea-lion, and other features
unknown Two to science.
re now fishermen were sailing three yesterday

port
miles

that,

Queenscllff as they
Point

off

Lonsdale

boat was evening, tbelr an polBed aggressively feet eight feet long and
a

menaced creature,

by
20

thick,
of
a

with

head its short

four Its neck

times eyes three and

the
were

size

diver's saucers, like
a

helmet. and
a

like with The
men

feet

long, and

snake's,
at of the

covered fur.

coat fired

of

black the
as

shots One noticed from jwoop shock

monster,

which said

dived they
first

suddenly

though
fishermen monster with

wounded. about its head three

the boat

the

yards
in first

poised
the he

them. upon of amazement
and fired,

After

passed,

picked

a up gun creature

dived, belligerent than tempt to shoot went md apparently the third shot home, for the serpent plunged in
flurry
'

the which upon only to return, more at second A ever. it brought a misfire,
a.

of

water.

The

fisherman
gone. but it and I
was

saidi
don't

?

'I

thought
what for

were

know

we it
a

was,
museum mare.

strange enough ugly enough for a

night

Road a mile from about workers, yes Heads, attempted earlier terday to capture the creature, which 18 feet as long, gray, they described Barwon with pent's,
a an

head

and white rocks is

neck

like

a

ser

enormous a

Body, and slid from lasso is the
it. sea

the It off

mouth, fur-coated striped chin. It tut they tried to
certain it later

considered

serpent
Point

appeared

which a little Lonsdale.

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