Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1939), Friday 28 November 1930, page 27
as or was
leaving the flesh as and quite as inviting snow, eel to look at. I sprinkled
OUT In Aro
the tush, in tho wild,
the Where '.people' we of logs, the tenants Or of rock, or of tree. Gliding past, flitting by,
'Creatures Moving hither- and
scale, jewelled wing, full of wonderful and 'things. thither
and well with salt and pepper, it tasted just like eel. I must 'confess but I feared I wouldn't as eat much snake eaten the thought of having would make sick.' me a'Kangaroo-rat makes good dish ' when nicely curried. ' I said. 'You have seen the nice nest of bit under a long dry grass he makes
rock recess, I sup
many timo.' the material in- his
'How does ho carry his ?comfortable bed?' 'I
crouching in covert murderous From gun. Is Man greater or less In the purchase of breath,
of' life, the warfare In the silence of death?
his ho with gathers it lays tho little sheaf horizon slides along on tally on the ground, his 'long hind-legs past it, and then it like coils his prehensile tail round a ''possum grips a limb, and then hops toft it, -home' with looking very funny
experiences discussing bush friend recently; swapping yarns,-!
in turned grass-she'af
i' say ?outback. 'These -city folks would-be sur prised to hear of the things people eat in the wild bush sometimes,'' he said/ it I would; agreed, 'and 'Yes,' of rough take something in tho way experience on their part to induce them dishes that I of the to tackle some
sampled.' 'Ever cat .bandicoot?' 'Certainly.'
tracks Jalong the lonely busb which dili and most have defied the cleverest In for. gent investigators- to account ,plac63', such arc only gome instances, 'by one individual, regarded as haunted but
there are others .which have raised hair and sent tho cold shivers- down the spines of several people who found, with on experience discussing their
the ..ones.' tasted
'that 'each' had thing.
Here is a story of 'a thing that actu ally happened -to a friend of mine who highly esteemed was by all who knew -Jii'm, who was never addict and a man
strange that you don 't antish flavour, 'considering notice any lives mainly on ants.', that the echidna 'Ever tackle snake.?' I inquired. it. It to just 'Once, say I'd eaten I was when was .droving through
or partaking of stimu to excite his imagination. ?'-I. believe his descendants, or some of at arc present Jiving at Wagga. them, One day, 40 bright summer years
of tho black boys had it. roasted made a of long rope it round and twisted bound and grass tho snake's body after he had round Ho took out the en-. cut the head off.
tile. Covering it glowing coals, he
with & heap loft it there till all off, and- then he burnt
Tareutta a store and produce dealer, from was returning home Wagga with It was a of supplies. a- load particu Just as he was 3arly clcaT day. a,p proaching Coroign-Bob Creek, his usual dinner camping place, he noticed an old
log at which
shawl, seated on- tho usually boiled his
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for the whole day, and free to of search whither she will in Thcro there. was nothing to food.. ?woman The nest is not camouflaged in old Pop.pet Even under interrupt his view. is it hidden away any way, nor .tlio and little instantly pricked eovcr saw is just a woman, There rock. or Rodd tho fact. to indicate her civr« tho and there depression made, eggs had been smoking and musing for fully are like much So laid and hatched. will when men driving along the surroundings is the sombre-looking a mile, as certain, ho 'like' that. One thing was is not easily she bird, however, that at lunch. to .'.'was have company going whose the human discerned eye, by That thought just flashed through his owner ride past the low-erouehing may The ever seeing her. sitter without are strong enough to travel tho young shell, and tho from day they emerge find to has been a man surprised many he halted nind, arid the next moment from, the nest mile a tho little ones lis 'unicorn' level with tho log. team after hatching. few hours a finding Uonceive his 'Consternation on there, there. The woman ao log was his old lady met but- no red-shawled lieved
of her could ho .get a trace the round over his eyes she would from and which area,
had have no possible chance to escape that transpired from in the few seeonds the time Rodd .plainly beheld her and his arrival at the camp.
was Who vanish to? un questions he was but on relating his ex to answer, frequented the perience to others who the identical that track, ha learnt
lady had appeared and precisely the same way
that road I have not travelled over I do not for forty years myself, and still dame if the mysterious: know it a .practice to appear to travel makes positively lers as formerly, but I am not was that sure Ephraim Rodd
ofTwo our inquisitive native most the emu and birds are lyre bird. There is of this to bo said in extenuation how the latter 's curious propensity, he. listens so intently to in ever; what of bush the way sounds, he .reproduces faithfully for our entertainment, while
the long and
stoutly-legged dumb. ????.?
is one thing, to be said in his believes in an equal distri ho favour; is, ?domestj/1that bution- of labor, his. with 'turn labor. part Taking his the it comes when to sitting on ner clutch of eggs, .going off each night, he his forages, till dawn, and, then makes re he to as back, goes drumming way is thus re who lievo his better-half, and free to lieved for the whole