JANE BOLER13 Aug, 2009
COULD there be prehistoric creatures living in the
The legend next surfaced soon after WWII, when Douglas Bradburyn went fishing with a group of friends at the mouth of the
“There is definitely more than one of them,” Mr Gillroy said. “A reasonable population could be around and I think they are breeding offshore.” Aboriginal cave drawings and rock art depicting the creature can be seen etched into the sandstone walls of the
Researchers were recently able to get an underwater photo of what they believe to be one of the creatures in the
So why isn’t the plesiosaur seen more frequently? Consider the enormous width, depth, length and many branches of the River making it easy for the creatures to breed and survive undetected. If you have seen a creature matching this description, or for more details, contact Rex at ‘Hawkesbury River Monster Survey’ by mail at PO Box 202 Katoomba 2780 or call 4782 3441
I am afraid I am sceptical of a dinosaur surviving this long. The marine creatures of the Jurassic lived in clear warmer waters , though the fact some did survive in colder waters for a while before extinction has been theorised from finds in the Antarctic. There may be some evolved marine creature that resembles a dinosaur, the leopard seal for instance is very dinosaur- like looking in the water, so some other unknown creature could look dinosaur like from a distance. Still I am always open to be proved wrong so will await developments with interest.