Great numbers of cattle were swept from properties in the catchment. I know of one family that lost their entire herd when water overtopped their dams and flowed across their land.
If the cow near North Keppel Island had indeed been washed out through the Fitzroy River (and it is hard to imagine where else it could have come from) then it would have travelled in the ocean for some 50 km before it was spotted (figure).
The tragic floods in central Queensland give a small insight into understanding the rocks and fossils that are a consequence of the enormous Flood of Noah’s day, that devastated the entire globe. The Bible describes the animals perishing during the Genesis catastrophe:
The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet. Every living thing that moved on the earth perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. (Genesis 7:20–22)
From the places where they lived, many of the animals that we find as fossils in the sedimentary rocks today are likely to have been swept for hundreds, perhaps even a thousand kilometres, during Noah’s Flood, before they were overwhelmed and buried. As geologists, that means we need to rethink how we interpret the geological environments of the past.
- Dinosaur stumble preserved in trackways, Utah, USA
- The extinction of the dinosaurs
- New evidence of Noah’s Flood from Mexico: Dinosaur dig reveals dramatic insights into the degree of devastation, not so long ago
- Dinosaur herd buried in Noah’s Flood in Inner Mongolia, China
- Massive graveyard of parrot-beaked dinosaurs in Mongolia: Paleontologists puzzle about the cause of death but miss the obvious clue