The Buffalo Courier
Thursday, December 31, 1891
Page 3, Column 3
A Bishop Finds a Sea Serpent.
Pall Mall Gazette.
Yesterday's Australian mail brought news
of the finding, by the Bishop of Adelaide, of
the carcass of a sea serpent at Avoid Point,
near Coffin Bay, South Australia. The Bishop
in writing to an Adelaide friend, states that
while riding along the sea beach he came
across a dead sea serpent about 60 feet in
length. It had a head five feet long, like that
of an immense snake, with two holes on the
top. There were no teeth in the jaws. The
body was round, and the tail resembled that
of a whale. The Bishop describes his "find"
as the most peculiar animal he has ever seen.
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