On this day ………… 25th February 1938

While fishing for Perch on the Upper Bellinger River near Thora in NSW, on this day in 1938, Mr. Targett accidentally caught a bat in mid air. He was holding up his line to see if his bait of cricket was still intact, when the bat swept down, grabbed the bait. The line ran though the started man’s fingers. By now amused, Targett reeled in his catch and found a large bat with a cricket and hook firmly in its mouth.