Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Australia: Sharks Swimming in Flooded Streets

Ain't that just special.
From the Queensland Times:
TWO bull sharks have been spotted swimming past the McDonald’s restaurant in Goodna.
Goodna butcher Steve Bateman saw one of the sharks swimming through the flooded waters of Williams Street near his bucher’s shop in the St Ives shopping centre yesterday.

There were several reports of another shark spotted in Queen Street, the main street through Goodna.
Bull sharks have been spotted in the Goodna sections of the Bremer River previously, with fishermen regularly catching them from the Goodna boat ramp.

Ipswich councillor for the Goodna region Paul Tully said while it may sound almost too bizarre to be real, the shark sighting was valid.

“It would have swam several kilometres in from the river, across Evan Marginson Park and the motorway,” Cr Tully said.

“It’s definitely a first for Goodna, to have a shark in the main street.
“I know Steve (Bateman) and he wouldn’t say he saw a shark unless he really saw one.

“It’s not like there have been polar bears or crocodiles spotted....MORE
A good thing, too.
From our August 2010 post "Yes Virginia, Crocodiles Can Grow as Big as Trucks (and eat cows)":
One commenter referred to it as Crocosaurus.
From AdelaideNow:

Giant croc
It took two Land Cruisers to drag this giant crocodile from a waterhole after it was killed for eating cattle on a remote Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory. Pic: Northern Territory News  Source: Northern Territory News
A MONSTER 6.5m crocodile had to be killed by locals in a remote Northern Territory Aborigine community because it was killing their cattle.

Jeida Francis, 23, said the croc was caught in Manangoora, an outstation 56km east of Borroloola. 
"It was massive. There were three huge ones out there. One of them is still out there at the moment.

Wow... that's a BIG croc

"It is pretty well fed,"...MORE