"Wynton Maddeford" <>,
Barking Owl the Bunyip?
Michael Todd <>
Wed, 06 Aug 2003 19:00:46 +1000
I haven't heard of this behaviour. It seems like a rather stupid thing for
a Barking Owl to do on purpose. I do however have another Bunyip anecdote.
I read a few years ago a theory suggesting that the bunyips may have been
lost seals that headed up the Murray and Darling Rivers and weren't able to
find their way back. I liked it! I suppose that the chance of a seal
getting lost up the Darling River wouldn't be too high these days. After
all, it would probably get stranded somewhere on high ground! If the Murray
isn't flowing at its mouth it might have a bit of work to do to get into
the river proper!
At 04:22 PM 6/08/2003 +0800, Wynton Maddeford wrote:
I know Totally Wild is no HANZAB but they had a story last month on the
Barking Owl and mentioned that as this owl is known to drop its food into
water it is considered to be the bird , so to speak, behind the Bunyip
stories in Australia.
Firstly is it true these owls drop their food in water ( i was not aware
of this unusual behaviour) and secondly has anyone heard of this Bunyip
Talking of the Bunyip, i had heard some years ago that perhaps the Musk
Duck may have been responsible for this mythical creature.
Hot chart ringtones and polyphonics.
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