If your worried about a dead animal with maggots in your water you'd better stop drinking tap water cause I guarantee there's worse in that
I had a similar experience, but was a rotten out kangaroo further up stream. Drank out of a fast flowing section, never got sick. Drank outta streams in the Royal national park in Sydney even.
One river I WONT drink out of is the Murrumbidgee (although the towns water ultimately comes from there)
Went for a swim in it on friday and that was bad enough, brown, can't see more than 1ft down, and the shallows has cow pies scattered around. Surprised we didn't get sick from just swimming in it. Prolly won't do that again.
Life's too short to be grumpy, SMILE
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