Travel alert : terror crocodile

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chimera
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Travel alert : terror crocodile

Unread post by chimera » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:09 pm

Don't float your boat in the crocodile swamps of NSW.
Narran river north NSW.

" Gladly they plunged in, having first divested them selves of their goomillahs, which they were still young enough to wear, and which they left on the ground near the spring. Scarcely were they enjoying the cool rest the water gave their hot, tired limbs, when they were seized and swallowed by two kurreahs. Having swallowed the girls, the kurreahs dived into an opening in the side of the spring, which was the entrance to an underground watercourse leading to the Narran River. Through this passage they went, taking all the water from the spring with them into the Narran, whose course they also dried as they went along."

.”.. two Garriya, crocodiles. . ... the crocodiles were swimming there, at Narran Lake. … "

".. the legend of – The Kurrea and the Warrior. ...... people do not camp near, or go into the water of, Boobera Lagoon , Goondiwindi . The men of the region could not swim in the lagoon, nor fish from its banks, nor paddle their canoes into the lagoon to hunt the ducks or swans without Kurrea coming up from the depths to devour them. This was a great problem for the local population that they were prohibited from hunting or gathering food from around the Boobera Lagoon for fear of the great Kurrea.

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" The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), crocodile, native to India. The gharial is one of the longest of all living crocodilians, measuring up to 6.25 m (20.5 ft). The male has a distinctive boss at the end of the snout, which resembles an earthenware pot known as ghara. "_ Wikipedia


" At the end of 2008, a 4-m female false gharial attacked and ate a

fisherman in central Kalimantan; his remains were found in the

gharial's stomach. This was the first verified fatal human attack

by a false gharial . They live in Sumatra , Java and Kalimantan. "

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Re: Travel alert : terror crocodile

Unread post by chimera » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:55 pm

At Lake Eyre , the Kadimarkara is : fossil crocodile deity , fossil tree trunks , water springs.
In Indonesia , Makara is : crocodile at temples , temple pillars with crocodile heads , water spouts.
One of the Lake Eyre fossil trees is at Sth Aust Museum.
Sanskrit kadhi means "ocean" so kadhi makara is "ocean crocodile". The beasts at lake Eyre slid down the trees at creation from heaven but when holes grew in the clouds they couldn't return. The Indonesian crocodiles consume people to determine their after-life.
Lake Eyre is now re-named as Kati Thanda "meeting place of bosses ". Indonesian kuti tantu means "Buddhist temple. world-order". Then if the legend about a boat arriving in Bundjalung country of Grafton-Brisbane from "overseas islands" is correct , the Gurriya crocodiles on the Darling river system may be the Indonesian gharial crocodile in legend.

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