Letter: Food for sharks

Back in the early 1970s I was the lockup keeper at Port when a humpback whale washed up in what looks like the very same spot as today's incident.  

On that occasion the whale was still alive and suffering.  It was decided that the whale should be put down as there was no chance of rescue it being  beached high on the beach. I destroyed the animal with a shot from the Police Station issue .303 army rifle.

Next day with the assistance of volunteers and two of our local trawlers roped together the whale was towed way out to sea and dumped on the high tide.  

Sharks were waiting at the beach and had a good feed all the way from the beach.

Good luck with burying it!

John Clarke

Banora Point


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