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Originally posted by ravenshadow13
reply to post by Chadwickus
Someone once told me that there is a religious explanation for why many people never actually believed that a species could go extinct. Something to do with how God created all of the species, or something involving our interactions with other species. I don't quite remember, but it was an interesting thought. No one ever *wants* a species to go extinct (unless it's a pest or harmful, but ignoring that...) it simply seems to happen "by accident." Because no one ever believed that it would happen.
NATIVE TYGER, OR HYENA.-On Sunday last, about 4 o'clock in the afternoon... the sheep were suddenly frightened at the sight of one of these ferocious animals. ...soon perceived the Hyena pursuing the flock right a-head, when he made a sudden spring among the sheep, and fastened upon a lamb, which he immediately killed. The man then ran up with his dog; but the Tyger made off before he could reach the spot: the dog however shortly after came up with the Hyena, when he turned round and attacked the dog, who, with the assistance of his master, at last managed to kill him. The lamb was rather large, about 6 months old. The Tyger measured 6 feet from the nose to the extremity of the tail; and is the second one that has been killed on nearly the same spot within these last twelve months.
Originally posted by AlanQaida
Im from tassie, i live in the bush, and for those that "believe" that these animals can not exist, well, where i live there is bushland that is practically inaccessible, unless you want to get dropped off by a helicopter lol.
Here's a kicker, about 15 years ago an uncle of mine previously lived up bush (back end of the NW coast) he hand fed a female, atleast twice a week for about 4 months, even had a polaroid at one stage.