Drop Bear Lane unveilled

Terror from above: Mayor Col Murray and Kylie Evans donned the protective hard hats and ducked for cover as they officially opened Drop Bear Lane at Upper Moore Creek. Photo: Gareth Gardner 150217GGA02
Terror from above: Mayor Col Murray and Kylie Evans donned the protective hard hats and ducked for cover as they officially opened Drop Bear Lane at Upper Moore Creek. Photo: Gareth Gardner 150217GGA02

Vegemite on your face and forks in your hair.

That was the advice given by Kylie Evans to repel an attack as the Upper Moore Creek resident joined Mayor Col Murray in officially unveiling Drop Bear Lane on Wednesday.

The Evans family are currently building a house on the previously unnamed road, and with craggy gum trees overhanging the stretch of rugged and rocky dirt road it did seem to be the perfect environment for the mythical creature to be found.

“We always used to walk up and down the road and it just seemed like prime drop bear territory,” Mrs Evans said.

“We thought why not and put in an application to council which went to the geographic names board and put on exhibition – it was an easy process. It is exciting to see it happen and have a unique name for where we live.” 

Clr Murray also enjoyed the novelty of having a road named after the mythical creature that resides in “them thar hills”, and suggested that it could even grow into a tourist route in the future.