Australians contend with ‘lake monster’

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The mystery as to the identity of the large fish which jumped out of Lake Burley Griffin near the Canberra (Australia) Yacht Club and ate a seagull skimming across the surface of the water might have been solved.

''The Burley Monster is most likely to be a Murray cod, of which there are many large ones living in the lake,'' claims Nick Rusanov, a local fisherman.

''Not only do large cod eat yabbies, smaller fish and insects but they also they love feasting on birds.''

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