SEA SERPENT HUNT
A police patrol armed with machine guns and dynamite hunted a sea serpent in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay on 11 February 1958. Hundreds of people claimed to have seen the monster, which had the neck of a giraffe, humps on its back and a long tail. A fisherman described it as a huge greenish serpent with a head “as big as a barrel”. (Sydney) D.Telegraph, 12 Feb 1958.