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  1. #16

    Re: Borumba a tale of woe

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Ehsman View Post
    Good thought mate but i might take Nobby he has just had a hip replacement so he would be easy to run down plus the big cat has probably not tasted Kiwi meat before


    Cheers Baz

    Hip replacement ????....What did they join his new hip to ???... His neck ??, he has no back bone .....Sorry !!......hope he is ok ..


    Scott


    PS Nobby would be the perfect friend to take !!!

  2. #17

    Re: Borumba a tale of woe

    Dont know,
    From what I heard those big cats will have a crack at anything!!

    Just to warm you up, A mate and I went to Sliding rock on tha Gwydir a few years back when the Salmon family owned the place.

    It was just at the crack of dawn and my mate Kenny decided to walk downstream from where we parked the 4wd whilst I went across the river and headed up for the cave hole.
    The water level was down and a lot of the riverbank was out of the water.
    The mist was slowly drifting across the water and a bit of daylight was just lighting up the river.
    I walked out of the teatree scrub onto a muddy bank which transcended down onto sand and there in front of me, as crisp as the dew, was a set of paw imprints as big as my hand that meandered out of the scrub and onto the riverbed for about twenty metres and then disappeared back into the scrub.
    I had a good look at the imprints as they went from mud to sand and there was no sign of any claws on the toepads.
    I must have stood there for a minute or so in the half darkness just listening for any noise, especially behind me.

    At that point I though stuff tha cave hole and headed downstream as I thought if kenny was with me there was a 50% less chance of me being taken

    Hey Baz, this is not the area you are thinking of but I would watch my back if you ever went to slider.

    We had another incident at the Copeton northern foreshores one night too but thats another story.

    Oops, I digress. This was about Borumba wasnt it??

    Cheers, Steve.

  3. #18

    Re: Borumba a tale of woe

    Quote Originally Posted by wamjam View Post
    Hip replacement ????....What did they join his new hip to ???... His neck ??, he has no back bone .....Sorry !!......hope he is ok ..


    Scott


    PS Nobby would be the perfect friend to take !!!
    Great reply mate very funny Will have to tell him that one,On the other side he is getting over it very well,,, took him to the club yesterday (still hasn't shut him up)

    Cheers Baz

  4. #19

    Re: Borumba a tale of woe

    Thats good the kiwi is mending!.

    rabbi , I wonder what type of critter made the footprints. You don't have much luck at slider do you .


    Scott

  5. #20

    Re: Borumba a tale of woe

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbi View Post
    Dont know,
    From what I heard those big cats will have a crack at anything!!

    Just to warm you up, A mate and I went to Sliding rock on tha Gwydir a few years back when the Salmon family owned the place.

    It was just at the crack of dawn and my mate Kenny decided to walk downstream from where we parked the 4wd whilst I went across the river and headed up for the cave hole.
    The water level was down and a lot of the riverbank was out of the water.
    The mist was slowly drifting across the water and a bit of daylight was just lighting up the river.
    I walked out of the teatree scrub onto a muddy bank which transcended down onto sand and there in front of me, as crisp as the dew, was a set of paw imprints as big as my hand that meandered out of the scrub and onto the riverbed for about twenty metres and then disappeared back into the scrub.
    I had a good look at the imprints as they went from mud to sand and there was no sign of any claws on the toepads.
    I must have stood there for a minute or so in the half darkness just listening for any noise, especially behind me.

    At that point I though stuff tha cave hole and headed downstream as I thought if kenny was with me there was a 50% less chance of me being taken

    Hey Baz, this is not the area you are thinking of but I would watch my back if you ever went to slider.

    We had another incident at the Copeton northern foreshores one night too but thats another story.

    Oops, I digress. This was about Borumba wasnt it??

    Cheers, Steve.
    Steve!!! mate you have bought back some memories here..

    Roughly 30 years ago me a mate & my dad went to a place near Yetman for a overnighter.. As you do on a fishing trip there was plenty of amber fluid

    After we had had a feed the mate & me went to check the lines (sorry but i used to do that years ago) this was around 4am ,,We thought we heard someone or something screaming but were to pissed to worry about it...

    The next morning checking the lines again we found these big footprints (hand sized) Some of them over our footprints from the night before & some of them were 3 to 4m onto the sand from the rivergravel.

    This animal also only had 3 legs,,, you could tell from the foot prints.. maybe caught in a trap

    True story my dad also heard the screams from his bed back at camp & was there the next morning to see the prints..

    There was another trip down that way later on with my son,, when in the swag one night there was this blood curdling noise & i cracked my head on the bull bar of the ute & then crawled further under the ute ( my son heard it to)

    There is something out there

    Yea Steve this is more interesting than Borumba

    Cheers Baz

  6. #21

    Re: Borumba a tale of woe

    Hey Wamjam,
    What other stories have you heard about slider, apart from the time I had to be rescued
    Well, there was that feral pig dog incident........

    My Grandfather , Ted Monckton Always told me the story about when he went to middle fishing on the Gwydir years back.

    He had his trusty kelpie, Rusty and a kerosene lamp and some handlines and rode his horse down into the gorge to the river for some codfishing.
    Just after dark his dog started to cringe and ran around ted and got between the river and him and just cowered.
    Ted looked around and in the dim light of the kero lamp could see a large black cat like shape the size of a large dog with glowing eyes standing about 15 to 20 ft behind him and it was side on and just looking at them.
    Ted was a tough old man but he reckoned he broke out in a sweat as it stared at him and then it moved on and disappeared into the darkness.
    He changed his fishing spot after that.
    He wasnt a man for telling tall stories so we believed his story.

    There is a big rock along from the spillway on Copetons northern foreshore that we have called Panther rock after an incident one night.
    Never seen two blokes that are not scared of the dark go as quiet as us that night.
    cheers, steve.

  7. #22

    Re: Borumba a tale of woe

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbi View Post
    Hey Wamjam,
    What other stories have you heard about slider, apart from the time I had to be rescued
    Well, there was that feral pig dog incident........

    My Grandfather , Ted Monckton Always told me the story about when he went to middle fishing on the Gwydir years back.

    He had his trusty kelpie, Rusty and a kerosene lamp and some handlines and rode his horse down into the gorge to the river for some codfishing.
    Just after dark his dog started to cringe and ran around ted and got between the river and him and just cowered.
    Ted looked around and in the dim light of the kero lamp could see a large black cat like shape the size of a large dog with glowing eyes standing about 15 to 20 ft behind him and it was side on and just looking at them.
    Ted was a tough old man but he reckoned he broke out in a sweat as it stared at him and then it moved on and disappeared into the darkness.
    He changed his fishing spot after that.
    He wasnt a man for telling tall stories so we believed his story.

    There is a big rock along from the spillway on Copetons northern foreshore that we have called Panther rock after an incident one night.
    Never seen two blokes that are not scared of the dark go as quiet as us that night.
    cheers, steve.

    Hahaha , lol .haven't heard the pig dog story but I do remember the rescue. ...Sounds like anything could happen in the new england area..

    Scott

  8. #23

    Re: Borumba a tale of woe

    Hey Scott,
    Some weird things happen out in the country, Yeehaa.

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