posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 10:02 PM
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
I personally believe you have large cats, probably panthers or pumas in that area of Victoria.
If they at sometime in the past were brought there and released, it is not unthinkable that they may still remain
Cougars were declared extinct in Illinois USA with the last recorded siting being in 1862 and shot..Through the years there were sightings reported
but none substantiated. In 2000 one was found dead hit by a train, in 2004 another was found dead both were wild thought to have just randomly strayed
from their normal territories out west.
In April 2008 on the north side of Chicago in the daytime in a residential neighborhoods one was found wandering the streets.. Chicago police
answered the calls cornered it and when it took on a defensive stance officers opened fire and the cougar was killed, there was a great deal of public
outcry once people realized it's potential significance Sightings increased not just here but in surrounding states and although few wildlife
officials have been fortunate enough to spot them the reports are from credible witnesses. They tend to avoid mingliig with us humans so sitings brief
and elusive, thus a human attack would be rare Since the incidence in Chicago and the increased sighting here and throughout the neighboring states it
has been determined that they have returned after over 150 years.
What's your take on the Tamnanian Tiger? I also believe that they are not completely extinct, endangered but not extinct. Seems to me that
even though Tasmania is small there is still plenty of room for those Thylo's to go about their business unobserved. They've only been extinct for
100 years, thats not too long. Bet there are a few the hunters missed that keep a low profile way out in the bush trying to make a population
comeback. At least I hope so.
I came across a video from a few years ago and posted it here from a program focused on Thylacine sitings in mainland Aus.I thought the interview and
report from a monastery in Queensland intriguing why would monks lie?
I would really love to find out there remained a sustainable population out of the harm humans can bring h maybe,a fleeting glimpse to know it's
true and I would happily deny it for the rest `of my life to keep them safe.
You never know sometimes miracles do happen, the following article is the stuff of dreams wrapped in a glimmer of hope
Dr Orbells Unlikley Quest