Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rocky Lizard Lover Has Double the A[euro][approximately]tails' to Tell

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Rocky Lizard Lover Has Double the A[euro][approximately]tails' to Tell

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ROCKY View resident Jane, who loves lizards, snapped this amazing image of a two-tailed skink she found in her garden.

Jane said she found him running around in a large pot as she was doing some gardening, and it wasn't until she caught him to relocate him that she noticed the extra appendage. Jane said she initially thought she had caught two lizards.

aHe was in a huge pot where I also found many eggs,a Jane said.

aI picked up the eggs to move them to a safe place while I worked and one hatched in my hand!a

She sent the photo in as she thought other folk might like to see him too.

IT is amazing what comes out of the archives about our politicians, thanks to the digital age.

A file on Trove digitised newspapers has unearthed an article from the Brisbane Courier dated December 31, 1887 about the arrest of a former Mayor of Rockhampton.

The article states John Wallis Rutter, Mayor of North Rockhampton, was arrested on December 30 around 6.50pm on a charge of forgery.

The article goes on to say there was great excitement in town, with rumours that the Mayor had forged promissory-notes totalling A[pounds sterling]13,000.

Rutter was arrested at home and was later given bail for A[pounds sterling]800.

A VISITOR to Keppel Sands thought he had witnessed the coast guard doing their own rescue recently.

Phillip Mercer caught this image on camera between the Christmas and New Year break, but Squadron training officer Darryl Prizeman said the picture was actually of a training exercise.

Darryl said the Keppel Sands crew spent a day of training starting at 7am which also included vessel checks and maintenance, launching and emergency drills to North West Island.

With a 22 member team, Darryl said the Keppel Sands Coast Guard was always looking for more volunteers. …

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