(Credit: Mission Beach Surf Life Saving Club)
Residents are shocked after something completely unexpected washed up on the beach.
A cow carcass was found at South Mission Beach by Katter Australia y Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter MP.
It is thought that the animal died during the flood event in the North of Queensland, Australia and was washed out to sea. Then ended up on the beach, which is popular with tourists.
Mr Katter was with the member for Hill Shane Knuth, a visit to the South Mission Beach Surf Club when she had the unexpected find.
“It is another graphic illustration of the damage caused by the flood waters. We will never know the full damage, but I would say that it is about $20 million worth if you tally up crops, stock losses, damage to property, machinery,” Mr Katter said.
“We can’t stop, but in the instance of the young ones where, if we had been able to take distance of a foot or more by going with the North Johnston Transfer would have helped prevent a lot of damage.”
A skeleton found at Wongaling Beach, was taken to Tully waste transfer station for the funeral on Wednesday morning, while a second carcass was moved and buried above the high tide line yesterday afternoon due to advanced decomposition.
Mission Beach Community Association secretary Truus Biddlecombe said residents were involved in the finds.
About 90 percent of the homes in the township of Ingham were flooded last week, when the river basins feeding the Herbert River led to widespread flooding.
Jake Goldering photographed a crocodile swimming in the flood of water in the neighborhood of Ingham.
He said that it was important people remembered the crocodiles they had an important role to play in the ecosystem.
“They are not killing machines and only need to be given space,” Mr. Goldering said.
Many roads in the Far North region were closed during the flooding, in particular between the Tully and Innisfail along the cassowary Coast.
Member of Hinchinbrook Nick Dametto stimulate the local population and visitors to support businesses affected by the floods in the region.
The region will host the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Street Celebration of this Sunday.
With clean-up and recovery work is under way, Mr Dametto urged all residents and visitors to keep the cash registers ringing for businesses hard hit by flooding.
“Local businesses have taken a big hit over the past week to the trade and we should do what we can to get our economy going,” he said.
“Or, grab a feed in a cafe, picking up a pair of stylish heels from boutique fashion outlet, enjoying a beer in the local pub or hitting the trails on a mountain bike, every euro helps the business to get back on her feet.
This story was previously published in the news.com.au.