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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: Raggedyman
You are right of course
But they do look like dogs, easily mistaken for a dog
That is the result of convergent evolution.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: theantediluvian
I watched a much grainier version of this the other day and scratched my head a lot. Must have played it a dozen times and a degree of pareidolia was in play because the head went from being obviously, unusually narrow to being naturally broad and then back again. Your version is much better.
The tail and its length versus width lend themselves to a comparison with the famous thylacine footage.
I don't believe there are any thylacines left which, in my mind, rules out the Tazzy Tiger as an explanation. Having this critter in an urban setting makes it highly unlikely too even if there is a surviving population.
I think it's likely to be a cat or dog. I'm erring to that because of *where* it's come from in the footage. That's pure front yard so it's walked/stalked across several yards of open ground (visible to other homes) in broad daylight.