Originally posted by 2theC
they are here ( i am in Tassie)
i have had around 20 different storys from the people who have actually seen and or heard the thylacine and on top of that, i am 99% sure that i have experienced their strange cry/howl/yap near my house, twice. Both times at the same time of year and both times my dog became very anxious and growled, which for her ( a lovely fat lab) is way, way out of character. I had the hairs on my neck stand up as i could hear 'her' ( i am assuming) making her way up the creek bed about a km from my house.
( by the way, a farmer was shooting wallabies several years before in the same area and had one in his spotlight. before he could finish his philosophical thoughts on shooting it, so people believed him, or not it was gone!)
i have heard so many story's from people of all ages that have seen them.
the funny thing is they tell you, but quietly.
Here in Tasmania if you have seen, one you are careful who you tell. People are scared to be called crazy. You can be ostracized in your community if you go about telling everyone what you have seen, so you only tell the people who you know will believe you.
There are so many sightings which never, never see the light of day.
On top of that there are so many sightings which are reported but never revealed because of sinister intentions.
its sad, the Thylacine seems to be the silent meat in a sandwich of a battle here that has been raging for decades.
Why do we not hear more ?
There is a conspiracy here...i am sure. I will maybe start a thread about later...
[edit on 12-6-2009 by 2theC]
Originally posted by fooffstarr
The Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) - Alive And Well?
Originally posted by Versa
does anyone know how this Thyclacine broke its front leg? Its broken and healed front leg would of affected its movement.
Tasmanian tiger's jaws were too weak to kill sheep
At the end of the 19th Century, the thylacine had a price on its head.
The strange marsupial carnivore, which became extinct in 1936, was thought to kill sheep. Sheep farming was the backbone of the Australian economy, and the government duly set up a bounty scheme to exterminate the species.
But a new study has now revealed that the marsupial carnivore's jaws were too weak to snare a struggling adult sheep.
"They would need to hunt a lot of small animals to survive," explained lead researcher Marie Attard from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney.