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Otway Panther

Postby open roader » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:09 pm

Finally got a photo of the much vaunted Otway Ranges Panther :wink:

Turns out it's up for a swim.......

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Re: Otway Panther

Postby btothec » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:54 pm

You live out Deans Marsh way don't you? What road was it out on? You sure photo shop wasn't used? :)
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Re: Otway Panther

Postby open roader » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:13 pm

btothec wrote:You live out Deans Marsh way don't you? What road was it out on? You sure photo shop wasn't used? :)


Yes, I live in Birregurra (15km from Deans Marsh) No photo shop at all :D This is the heavy metal version of the Otway Panther - a local prankster planted it on the island in the middle of this dam. I think it's such a great fun tongue in cheek thing, I ride past it/drive past it regularly so I thought it was time I nabbed a pic........ http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2011/02/24/245351_news.html

It's located about 1km north of Deans Marsh on the Winchelsea-Lorne Road so the Otway Classic riders would have missed this by 1km last Sat.
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Re: Otway Panther

Postby clackers » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:45 am

That's fantastic ... I did a lot of tooling around on that Otway ride last week so I'd have been silly enough to do a diversion to see this!
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Re: Otway Panther

Postby WarrenH » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:27 pm

Are you sure that this supposedly panther creature isn't a calf from the Lowline breed of cattle? ... on the Lowline Cattle site it says, A little bull goes a long way.

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Re: Otway Panther

Postby clackers » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:18 am

I think Jimmy Carr has a line something like "On this day in 1939, the Loch Ness monster was invented by the Scottish Tourism Board"!
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Re: Otway Panther

Postby open roader » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:07 am

I know of at least a couple of locals who drive past this dam twice per week or more and needed me to point out the panther.

I must apply to the Shire council for a road sign.........
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Re: Otway Panther

Postby igstar » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:36 am

I thought you were referring to your Colnago...
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Re: Otway Panther

Postby open roader » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:33 pm

igstar wrote:I thought you were referring to your Colnago...


Not likely. The way I ride it's more the Otway Sloth............
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