For the past week and a half, Victory Park, in the somnolent Central Victorian town of Castlemaine, appears to have been overun by giant prehistoric plants and insectoid life forms. It is quite possible that this is not entirely independent of the creation of a Gondewanan Erth Garden at the Castlemaine State Festival, however this fact has yet to be verified with any degree of certainty.
Contrary to expectations however, the general populace has not run screaming through the streets and it is entirely possible that these alien creatures possess some degree of mind control, such has been their hypnotic effect. It has been postulated that this may have been linked to the plaintive and eerie, vaguely electronic sounds which appeared to accompany the appearance of both plant and insect life forms.
In fact this twice daily invasion seems to have been actively welcomed by all and sundry [ with the possible exception of the Erth Gardener who was abducted by a giant red-backed spider. She survived this traumatic event and was subsequently rescued due to the prompt action of her fellow gardeners and the arachnid was later devoured by this monstrous carnivorous plant ]