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Australia's "Loch Ness"
April 7, 2005 9:50 PM   Subscribe

In Warburton, a town not too far from Melbourne, Australia, there's allegedly something not quite right swimming around in a humble trout farmer's catchment. Is this Australia's Nessie? Some selected quotes from the linked articles.
A giant eel, believed to be around 13ft-long with a head the size of a football has been spotted at the trout farm at Warburton.
It is believed the eel washed into the farm's ponds during this month's record breaking storms.
"We hope to catch him alive and take him to the Melbourne Aquarium."
I reckon it's true. Might even go and throw a line in myself, hey. It's just a shame that there are no pictures or film evidence thus far. Oh, this is my first front page post on MeFi. Hello world!
posted by sjvilla79 (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I'm intrigued.
posted by troutfishing at 10:44 PM on April 7, 2005


Iiiiiii, I couldn't believe... I couldn't believe the stars of Warburton were waiting for me...
posted by hob at 10:48 PM on April 7, 2005


hob, as someone who's never been south of the equator (but would love to go), that's /exactly/ the song that started playing in my head.
posted by OneOliveShort at 10:56 PM on April 7, 2005


Compulsory The Simpsons reference: General Sherman.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 11:01 PM on April 7, 2005


The Giant Slender Moray can grow to that length (albeit rarely), lives in Australia, and can live in fresh water.
posted by kickingtheground at 11:13 PM on April 7, 2005


Still waiting.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 11:25 PM on April 7, 2005


hob and 1OS beat me to it. I couldn't believe the eels of Warburton.
posted by euphorb at 5:26 AM on April 8, 2005


I've never heard that song before.
posted by sjvilla79 at 6:00 AM on April 8, 2005


Can you imagine the pranks you could play with an eel that big?:

"Darling, I... I think I need to go to the emergency room."

"Oh no! What's wrong?"

"I've got parasites. I'm pretty sure. I know it's gross, but I'm really scared. Please. look in the toilet and tell me if that's what I think it is."
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:07 AM on April 8, 2005


When an eel lunges out,
And it bites off your snout,

That's A-Moray!!
posted by Balisong at 8:15 AM on April 8, 2005


Heh... thanks for the Midnight Oil...
posted by BobFrapples at 9:07 AM on April 8, 2005


Great comments! LOL!
posted by sjvilla79 at 3:12 PM on April 8, 2005


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