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New Footage of Possible Tasmanian Tiger

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posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 12:48 PM
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The video was uploaded by the The Thylacine Awareness Group yesterday. It's purported to have been filmed in February in the Adelaide Hills.

9News - Footage of 'Tasmanian tiger' in suburban Adelaide filmed 80 years after extinction


It shows an animal with a long, thick tail and what could be stripes on the body and amateur researcher Neil Water says the group believes it is a small thylacine.

"We believe our footage to be footage of a small thylacine moving around through the Adelaide Hills only 20 minutes from the CBD of Adelaide," Mr Waters said.

"You can see the body of the animal, it does appear to have some sort dark discolouration which may or may not be stripes.

"It has a long, stiff, pointy tail. Where the tail connects to the body is very wide at the base which is typical of the thylacine."




I've captured a couple of the more interesting frames showing the animal's head from the side, then from the front as it turns toward the camera and finally a frame showing the tail and hind quarters.

(full size)

I've watched the video from the 9news link above and the longer one with different levels of zoom embedded directly above and of course, it's extremely difficult to make out anything. My first thought was wallaby looking at the shape of the head and the size of the hips. After a few more viewing, slowed down and zoomed in the body to be the wrong shape for a wallaby — it seems too long and to uniform in breadth. Also, mostly inferring from the body position in the frames between the appearance of the head and tail, the forelimbs are too long for a wallaby. Another thought I had was that it's actually two wallabies moving together which makes it seem as though it's one longer animal.

Thoughts?




posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Looks like a dog or a fox. Only reasons I say "or fox" is the white on its tail and the shape of the body.

TBH, it isn't really clear enough to tell what it is.



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

I hope it's still around, would be an amazing find. Thank you for sharing OP



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 12:58 PM
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This is just too blurry to even speculate.. anyway with any sort of extinct animal, you really need hard evidence to even consider this animal not extinct.

Anyway if this supposed taz devil is roaming around civilisation why do we not have more sightings of it? Anyone from that region would recognize it..



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Star and flag!
I think the tail does look very thylacine-like.



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 01:05 PM
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I had to look up what thylacine looks like, lol.

sure looks like one to me, especially the odd tail!



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 01:06 PM
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The last picture looks like a wallaby.



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 01:13 PM
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That be cool if it was Tasmanian Tiger... maybe even two of them.... it looks like 2 creatures moving, the bigger one in front..... though the head looked like an ant eater?



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posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 01:15 PM
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That tail looks rather long to be a dog. I am hoping all our mutual confirmation bias in this thread manifests in making that the real deal, it would be very cool to know they are still out there and not extinct.



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 01:22 PM
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Here is a link to footage of the last thylacine known to exist.
Compare it to the OP creature. Looks like it could be a young one.
aso.gov



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: theantediluvian

Star and flag!
I think the tail does look very thylacine-like.


It does doesn't it, Butcher.

I thought the exact same thing when I saw the third picture.



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 01:46 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

That tail looks rather long to be a dog. I am hoping all our mutual confirmation bias in this thread manifests in making that the real deal, it would be very cool to know they are still out there and not extinct.


That would be amazing..



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: Misterlondon
That would be amazing..


I think this is the only cryptid that I actually believe in so it would be kind of cool.



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvianseeing this made my dreams true! thanks!




posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

Little secret
The thylacine is a dog
It supposed to look like a dog

The tail is remarkable in the photo, outside of that



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
The thylacine is a dog


The thylacine is not even closely related to canids.



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: Raggedyman

Not really. The thylacine is a marsupial. Dogs aren't. Also, the tail appears bushy in the video and stills. The thylacine has a thin tail.

Imagine a shaved wolf and you'd be close to what a thylacine looks like.



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 06:41 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Raggedyman
The thylacine is a dog


The thylacine is not even closely related to canids.


Oops
You are right of course
But they do look like dogs, easily mistaken for a dog



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: TerryDon79

Amazing how two people can look at the same picture and vid and see two completely different things.

I see literally nothing bushy on or around the tail, base, tip or otherwise.

It looks in the one really good still of the tail to be thick at the base and quickly become thin. It's very stiff as well. no real movement, movement is more typical in canines or foxes, if either one it's holding it's tail very oddly for members of said species. The tail is even at it's most blurry way way too thin to be a foxes unless someone shaved it's tail for some reason, not to once again, mention, held way too stiff for a fox.

I'm not sure it's a tiger, but it would be nice if it was. They look awesome.

The only thing we seem to get a clear pic of is the tail. The one thing most people are saying, wow that looks a lot like a tigers, by the stiffness of it, the angle it's held, and the exact way it tapers. I'm not sure how you are seeing something that seems the exact opposite of everyone else. The tail is the number one trait that makes it somewhat line up.
edit on 9/6/2016 by Puppylove because: grammar and spelling

edit on 9/6/2016 by Puppylove because: grammar and spelling



posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: Puppylove

I watched the video again and just looped the few seconds where the tail appears a few times. You're right. Bushy, it isn't. But to me, it looks furry. Way too furry for the thylacine anyway.

But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong


ETA: Just a thought. I am on my phone, so maybe I'm just not seeing it large enough.
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