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Regular readers know this column is partial to a ripping monster yarn. So, when I first heard whispers about the Monegeetta Monster, to say I was champing at the bit to find out more would be an understatement.
It’s rugged out Bungonia way, near Goulburn in south-eastern New South Wales. The tiny town is surrounded by forest and steep gorges and pockmarked with some of the mainland’s deepest cave systems. If a large new mammal species was ever to be discovered in a hidden valley, then it’s more likely to be in the wilds of Bungonia than in many other places in the county.
I’d love to have a dollar for each time someone has asked me, “Isn’t Lake George connected to a lake in China, or is it Siberia?”
The Tully saucer nest heralded the start of the worldwide phenomenon of the modern crop circle.