Historical powertail excitement

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Historical powertail excitement

Post by Fish'n Chick » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:17 pm

Found this in Darrell Lewis's book "Slower than the Eye Can See" about the Victoria River District. After a massive flood in the Wickham River in 1955, the station people went down to the river and saw heaps of birds feeding on a large amount of dead fish. A lady living there recalls:

"About a month later we went back again to see what the birds had left. We could not believe our eyes! The whole crossing was covered with fish bones. Hundreds of fish must have perished there and some must have been monsters. I saw a number of jaw bones, of what I presumed must have been old man powertails Put your finger tips together and make a circle with your arms and you will have some idea of the size of the mouths of the skeletons" :shock: :o :shock:



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