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Sightings' of extinct Tasmanian tiger prompt search in Queensland
Random German Guy Show this Post
03-29-2017, 09:46 AM #1
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Quote:“Plausible” possible sightings of a Tasmanian tiger in northern Queensland have prompted scientists to undertake a search for the species thought to have died out more than 80 years ago.

The last thylacine is thought to have died in Hobart zoo in 1936, and it is widely believed to have become extinct on mainland Australia at least 2,000 years ago.

But sightings of large, dog-like animals that are neither dingoes nor foxes have persisted over the decades, despite widespread scepticism.
Tasmanian tiger sightings: 'I represent 3,000 people who have been told they’re nuts'

Recent eyewitness accounts of potential thylacines in far north Queensland have spurred scientists from James Cook University to launch a search for the animal long considered extinct.

Professor Bill Laurance said he had spoken at length to two people about animals they had seen in Cape York peninsula that could potentially be thylacines, and that they had given plausible and detailed descriptions.

One was a long-time employee of the Queensland National Parks Service and the other was a frequent camper in the north of the state.

Laurance said all the potential sightings to date had been at night. “In one case four animals were observed at close range – about 20 feet away – with a spotlight.”

Descriptions of their eyes, size, shape and behaviour were inconsistent with known attributes of other large species in north Queensland such as dingoes, wild dogs or feral pigs.

The sightings were at two separate locations on Cape York peninsula, but the specifics were being kept confidential, said Laurance. “Everything is being handled with strict confidence.”

More here: theguardian.com



Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
03-29-2017, 10:06 AM #2
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Great find. reading.gif
03-29-2017, 10:18 AM #3
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Beautiful animals, I sincerely hope they are still around.
There are plenty of vids of what appears to be them, the look and gate is right.

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Random German Guy Show this Post
03-29-2017, 11:25 AM #4
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I have yet to read anything on their disposition. I wonder if they are like wolves, dogs or something totally different?
03-29-2017, 11:41 AM #5
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The disposition is a lot like bigfoot and the loch ness monster.

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03-29-2017, 12:38 PM #6
White Ribbon call me
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I hate to ruin all the fun, but there is no way they are Tasmanian tigers..

Tasmania is a tiny island down the bottom of Australia where it is quite cold.. North Queensland is like Florida but hotter and all the way up the top of oz.. Which is far.. Tasmanian tigers wouldn't survive in such conditions.. They are extinct anyway.. That's like saying a Canadian mountain bear has been spotted at the beach in Cancun Mexico..

Sure..

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03-29-2017, 12:42 PM #7
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(03-29-2017, 12:38 PM)White Ribbon Wrote:  I hate to ruin all the fun, but there is no way they are Tasmanian tigers..

Tasmania is a tiny island down the bottom of Australia where it is quite cold.. North Queensland is like Florida but hotter and all the way up the top of oz.. Which is far.. Tasmanian tigers wouldn't survive in such conditions.. They are extinct anyway.. That's like saying a Canadian mountain bear has been spotted at the beach in Cancun Mexico..

Sure..

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I'm marking this solved. coffeetime.gif
You and Strigoi are killjoy's, I hope you know.

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03-29-2017, 01:20 PM #8
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(03-29-2017, 12:42 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(03-29-2017, 12:38 PM)White Ribbon Wrote:  I hate to ruin all the fun, but there is no way they are Tasmanian tigers..

Tasmania is a tiny island down the bottom of Australia where it is quite cold.. North Queensland is like Florida but hotter and all the way up the top of oz.. Which is far.. Tasmanian tigers wouldn't survive in such conditions.. They are extinct anyway.. That's like saying a Canadian mountain bear has been spotted at the beach in Cancun Mexico..

Sure..

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I'm marking this solved. coffeetime.gif
You and Strigoi are killjoy's, I hope you know.

Not so fast...

From wiki:

"Native to continental Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea" "The thylacine has been described as a formidable predator because of its ability to survive and hunt prey in extremely sparsely populated areas." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine
03-29-2017, 02:50 PM #9
White Ribbon call me
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I've lived in north Queensland growing up, its full of crocodiles to a crazy level, poisonous snakes and spiders..

Its crocodile Dundee land. No tassie tigers there
. Ask ocker..
03-29-2017, 03:05 PM #10
White Ribbon call me
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Experts have said people are seeing tree kangaroos, they are native to north Queensland..

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree-kangaroo
03-29-2017, 03:56 PM #11
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Tree kangaroos? Are they related to drop bears?

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03-29-2017, 05:35 PM #12
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They taste like chicken. drool.gif


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03-29-2017, 05:39 PM #13
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif FFS, a few years back Lidl did have kangaroo steaks.
We weren't brave enough to try that.
The only marsupials I'm familiar with are possum, and you don't want any part of that food chain.

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03-29-2017, 06:58 PM #14
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(03-29-2017, 03:05 PM)White Ribbon Wrote:  Experts have said people are seeing tree kangaroos, they are native to north Queensland..

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree-kangaroo

I've never seen a tree kangaroo. You guys have weird furry things down there. chuckle.gif
03-30-2017, 12:27 AM #15
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(03-29-2017, 06:58 PM)Adde Wrote:  
(03-29-2017, 03:05 PM)White Ribbon Wrote:  Experts have said people are seeing tree kangaroos, they are native to north Queensland..

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree-kangaroo

I've never seen a tree kangaroo. You guys have weird furry things down there.  chuckle.gif

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