Riverine Herald (Echuca, Vic.

: Moama, NSW : 1869 - 1954), Tuesday 24 October 1933, page 2
"I

know
is

every

animal

A STRANGE BEAST
Mystery
of the

the bush", said Mr

that' haunts Siggins,'"but tlilH

chap
ior my
rest All

now

and Wo

straugo, und
aro tlio

too big
to

liking.
wo

nof going mystery."
in

Ranges
Monday.

until

clear up
to In

tho reports received
seem

the last
sort

TRAFALGAR, Tlio mystery
«aid
to

year of

describó Mr

tlio

samo

of boon

an

unknown
«con

anima!
différent

animal.
Mr

Slggin's avea,
saw au

tho

have

in

Ilev.

part» oí the
tlio

Glppslaml

Runge»
been

during

past 12 months,
liy a

lias

cd

report made
He
nays

deepen yesterday by ;i
lie

unusually large animal. At Tanjl, nearly a year ago tho Hev. W. G. Fitzgerald iva* amöiig à group'óf minera' who"'saw
'

Crocker,

"

local

farmer.

lias

seen roam

n

and

heard
a

a

strange

animal. Later, lio

big fawn-colored, ing In tlio rugged Gunyah.
The his
men, or two

catlike beast
outback

received of land

country

a South Gipps farmer "WlioBe experience tallied closely with that of tlio minera.

letter

from

farmer, Mr
sons,

George
animal
It. now

Slggins, and
Is

all the like not

experienced bush
a

believe

lioness,

something

They
to

will virgin

go
near

unarmed their
a

in

Hie Mr

scrub
is

farm, special
Mr in
a
'

and steel

Slggins trap built
said:—"I
some

having
a

by story

blacksmith. yesterday, walking
from It when
was wo

Telling- his Slggins paddock homestead
ly startled

wns

distance
my
sons.

the
near wero

with

'knock-off by
400
a

time, strange
a

snarling cat—but

call—

something About
a

like
or

deeper.
wo saw

500

yards
a

away

lmgo
Its

boast
It

moving

slowly big cat-like
to be

in tlio head,
six
it as

bracken.
and foot
it

had
bad clear

body appeared
We
a

about
of

long.

á

good and

view

crossed "It

space. cry

repeated
scrub.
tlio

its

disappeared
later,
wo waa

iu

the

Three
several

nights
1'iit

heard
too
was
j

call

times. It
our

dark

to

investigate,
excited venturo away. ho will

(log

terribly

and
more

and
:

wouldn't
or

nervous, than
in

yard
the bats. "The
near

two

Normally

tackle anything dingoes
and
wom

bush, including

following day, where
home
we first

a

horse
saw

grazing beast snorting

the

galloped
loudly.

torrified

and

Tlio horse' lias
like that

thing

not dono any before. Uator we, dia tracks
over

coyered
a

huge
uf
a

catlike

about

mile of roadway. "They had a spread equal to a horso's hoof, with the middle toe leaving a distinct claw -impression.' Tlio dis tance about
ed upan

quarter

botween
six feet.

each The

impression

was

tracks

disappear the bank risk to
hátinta
rifle.

embankment

into scrub land.

Apparently the uniniul took in olio leap—about 10 feot.
"Wo
venture

think
into

it

is

the

too great animal's
of'a
.

o

without trap
motor "I
I

the protection havo designed jaws
aro

Tlio
an

will

hold

elephant—the springs. know

mudo
that'

from haunts

every

animal

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