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Missing man survived for month on butterflies

Missing man survived for month on butterflies
Posted January 30th, 2014 @ 11:42am by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Stephen Currie has a fairly delicate creature to thank in part for his survival, having been stranded for a month in the Australian bush amid 100-degree temperatures.

Three weeks after police gave up the search for the man who went missing Dec. 29 in northern Queensland, Currie, 40, was found wandering a trail Tuesday — more than 30 pounds lighter and without shoes or a shirt — having lived off butterflies, fresh water mussels, and wild fruit, after getting lost on a walk, the Courier Mail reports.

"By all money I thought he was gone," says a senior constable. "It's unbelievable. I phoned his mother straight away."

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