posted on Sep, 10 2003 @ 12:37 AM
This is a news report about Ted Turner and the tasmanian tiger.
THE RETURN OF THE TASMANIAN TIGER
"In March 1982, a park ranger in northwestern Tasmania awoke in the dead of night. From force of habit, he scanned the woods, his spotlight punching
through black walls of rain. And there in the beam was one of the strangest creatures he had ever seen. About the size and shape of a dog, it was
covered with stripes that ran from its shoulders across its back to its thick, rigid, tail.
"The animal stood still as the startled ranger counted the stripes, then it nonchalantly gave an enormous jaw-stretching yawn. But when the ranger
reached for his camera, the creature faded into the undergrowth, leaving nothing but a rank smell. It also left a trail of excitement, for the bizarre
beast looked exactly like a Tasmanian tiger -- also called a thylacine or Tasmanian wolf -- an animal thought to have been extinct nearly 50 years
Hundreds of people claim they have spotted the Tasmanian tiger since the last captive died in 1936, but we have no good photos or other "proofs."
Mediaman Ted Turner has offered a prize of $100,000 for "verifiable evidence" that the Tasmanian tiger still lives. Consequently, the Tasmanian
wilds are being combed diligently and automatic cameras, triggered by infrared beams, are being set up in likely spots