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Zoology Mystery Maryland Animal May Be A Thylacene

Discussion in 'Zoology' started by Cinderloft, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Cinderloft

    Cinderloft Premium Member

  2. sanctum

    sanctum New Member

    The stripes on its back and its tail would lend more credence, but they
    have been edited out.?

    Sanc'.
     
  3. Cinderloft

    Cinderloft Premium Member

    The photo of the actual creature is not great quality. I believe a guy set up a camera to take video of it. Have not seen said video myself. (56k dialup, I hurt. lol) Anyone with better info than myself?
     
  4. Bastet

    Bastet New Member

    The images are poor quality - the 1st ones I immediately identified as a fox badly afflicted with mange.

    The later [even poorer quality] images of an unidentified animal near Joopa - these were very interesting due to the shape of the tail, which definitely resembled that of a Tasmanian tiger [thylacine]. It would be fantastic if it was one! They were hunted out of existence in Tassie, & the last known one died at Hobart Zoo in 1936 - but a project to clone one from a speciman that was preserved in alcohol, may, just may take place in the next decade.

    I urge you to compare some images of the thylacine, also some antiquated short films, here -
    http://www.naturalworlds.org/thylacine/films/java/thylacine_films_java.htm

    http://www.amonline.net.au/thylacine/documentary.htm

    http://www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/BHAN-53777B?open

    http://www.smh.com.au/specials/thylacine/

    & you'll also read of many reported, but still unsubstantiated, sighrtings to this day in Oz.

    I'm rather excited by those Joopa images.
     
  5. Cinderloft

    Cinderloft Premium Member

    Bastet - Have you been keeping an eye on the chupacabra developments in Chile? I find the whole thing quite interesting. I was quite skeptical at first, but the reports kept coming in. I am looking for more information on that as well.

    C.
     
  6. Bastet

    Bastet New Member

    I read quite a bitta stuff on it several years ago, but no, I haven't kept up with it lately. Sounds a scary critter - I honestly hope it's not real, but you never know.....
     
  7. Cinderloft

    Cinderloft Premium Member

    Heh, no you don't. I will stick with the racoon that gives me the evil eye when I go out to the dumpster with a bag of trash. I swear, you think it would be happy for me bringing him more garbage. It feels like a tithe I must pay to not get my eyes scratched out.