15 January 2011

bad time for a rowboat malfunction

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You don't want police boats pulling up to your house when your husband has just gone to the shop to make sure the sandbags are holding.
Butcher Steven Bateman spotted two bull sharks swimming near his Goodna shop yesterday — one of several reports of a sharks in Goodna's main street.

Ipswich local councillor Paul Tully confirmed it was a bizarre but true story out of Queensland's flood disaster.

"It would have swum several kilometres in from the river, across Evan Marginson Park and the motorway," Cr Tully told The Queensland Times.

"It's definitely a first for Goodna, to have a shark in the main street.

"I know Steve (Bateman) and he wouldn't say he saw a shark unless he really saw one."

The local MP Jo-Ann Miller also said she believed Mr Bateman’s sighting was genuine.

“Steve wouldn’t lie about something like that. He’s very well known in the community," she told The Queensland Times.

Bull sharks are the third most likely shark to attack a human being. They are noted for their aggressive behaviour and often swim in shallow waters along coasts and rivers.

They can tolerate fresh water and have been known travel long distances along rivers.
What a damn drag. I hope that on top of everything else this isn't polluting the ocean like with the L.A. floods, or that the loss of life does not become as epic as in Brazil.

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love, 99
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13 comments:

  1. isn't polluting the ocean

    Not sure how it wouldn't be...

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  2. I didn't put that well. I meant not being as toxic. I couldn't find the link with the really scary descriptions of the crap leaching into the Pacific, but it seemed rather above and beyond what one might expect elsewhere. But, yeah, any heavily populated area is bound to produce some pretty raunchy stuff. Poor sharks.

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  3. La Nina is having a ball!

    Very wet here so far this winter - 260% of rain and snowfall. Now true to course it has stopped raining and very well could stay dry the rest of the winter - A typical La Nina event.

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  4. It's raining here. It's raining cats and dogs in Oregon and Washington.

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  5. Ya,

    That's where our rain went to.
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  6. High pressure here blocking the storms hence the fog. On Friday they predicted today would be 60+ degrees and sunny - Ha! - I don't think it broke 45 degrees with a thick marine layer about 150 feet overhead.

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  7. I'm sittin' right on the trailing edge of the great northern deluge. Spozed to clear up tomorrow.

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  8. Old Uncle Dave says it's been sunny and warm in Ukiah for the past couple days.

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  9. But no birds suddenly.

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  10. But no birds suddenly.

    Oh Crap - were you shooting of fireworks?
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  11. When a big storm is coming in here the seagulls move inland. The schoolyard across the street becomes a sea of seagulls. Many hundreds of them all strutting around on the ground, weathering the storm.

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  12. I'm beat - going to bed - long days at work last week, Saturday I helped Libby demolish her bedroom, stripped it bare to the walls, tore up the carpet etc. Hauled 2 truckloads of crap to the dump. Today I was back at the office for 7 hours - sheesh!

    Nite nite...

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  13. Sleep well... and RETIRE. You don't have time for a job. Too many of us need your assistance.

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