Yarramundi Yowie

George Petrovsky

Thirlmere, Australia

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Every country has its’ own legends, tall and true, of monsterous creatures which inhabit mountains, forests, lakes and rivers. Some, like the Loch Ness Monster, nave never been definitely identified, let alone photographed. Here, in the “Land of Oz”, stories and legends of many fabulous creatures abound.

At last! – for your viewing pleasure – making its’ World First Appearance in Red Bubble, is the extremely rare and – up ’till now – completely elusive Yarramundi Yowie!!!

This picture was taken – no, almost stolen – from a skillfully constructed hide. This was built on the banks of the Nepean River, flowing gently through the Yarramundi Crossing, near Agnes Banks, NW of Sydney, NSW Australia. No more than this can be revealed as to the exact location of the hide, nor the technical complexities involved in taking and presenting this exclusive picture.

As you can see, the Yarramundi Yowie is a prickly beastie. The short neck sticks out from the spikey walruss-like body. Here, the head, with its three balefull eyes, is almost hidden by the whiskery protuberances, which also cover the arm or flipper.

It has been conjectured by experts that this is the female of the species, as a number of large, smooth, stone-like eggs have just been laid on the river bed.
Likewise, it is speculated that there must be a larger, more fearsome male out there somewhere. It is likely to come at night, to hover ova the eggs to fertilize them. Typical, eh? This act has never been witnessed or photographed yet!

But wait…..there is a splashing sound near the hide. The squelch of many feet or flippers in the sucking riverside mud. A strange sloshing, lurching, gurgling, gruntling noise….. Quick!!! Shutter Priority – no – Aperature – No!!! Nooooooo!!!!!!


Enjoy! (Burp!)

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