Sydney Morning Herald October 12, 1877



An 'EXTRAORDINARY ANIMAL' - Mr. Prosser, manager at Messrs, Amos and Co.'s sawmills at Amo's Siding, near Sutton Forest, has just informed us (Scrutineer) that a most peculiar animal has been seen by two men, Patrick Jones and Patrick Doyle, residents of Sutton Forest, in the bush between Cable's Siding and Jordan's Crossing.


Mr. Prosser himself has seen the footprints; they are 3 feet apart, and the impression made by the feet is similar to that of an elephant.

The animal is described as being 7 feet high, with a face like a man, and long shaggy hair, and makes a tremendous noise.


Fourteen of the men from the mill, fully armed, intend starting on Saturday next to endeavour to capture this "wild man of the woods."


Mr. Prosser assures us there is no exaggeration about this affair, and every one at the mill believes in the existence of this strange creature.






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