Earlier this week we blogged about Duck Pond – a beautiful part of Centennial Parklands that is the home to many feathery ‘residents’. But Duck Pond is also home to other ‘residents’ who usually live below the surface. One of these residents came a cropper this week and needed a little help!
What happened this week?
Water rushed into the Parklands through the stormwater network from surrounding suburbs, and pond levels rose quickly. This quick rise in water levels caught out one of our residents…
Ranger to the rescue!
After this was reported, Ranger Colin came to the rescue by manoeuvering in and flipping our eel friend back out into the pond.
Well done Colin – all in a day’s work for Centennial Parklands’ Rangers!
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What sort of eel is that? The Long-finned Eel. Read more here.
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