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#31    spartan71

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:59 AM

yeah that one was laughable....from the film the hunter....i dont know how the youtube poster thought they would get away with that one. plus its obviously CGI, even in the movie.


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

View PostTarmac_Chris, on 17 May 2012 - 10:49 AM, said:

From the film, The Hunter (2011). Sorry.

Just wondering (never saw the flick)... Thought it looked too good...


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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

View PostYowie, on 13 May 2012 - 05:04 AM, said:

Hi all

I saw this interview on the Australian Today Show this morning.  Australian investigator Murray McAllister has planned another expedition in October to investigate some areas in Tasmania where there are some promising sightings of the Thylacine.  He claims around 20 personal sightings of the animal since his investigations began in 1998.  

The interview can be found on the following link

http://today.ninemsn...videoindex.aspx

For those not familiar with modern sightings here in Australia, sightings have not been limited to just Tasmania with claims from Victoria, New South Wales, and right up to the rainforests of North Queensland.  Fossil evidence shows the Thylacine did once populate the mainland and there are even Aboriginal cave paintings in the Northern Territory that depict the animal.

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It was believed that Aboriginal hunting pressure and competition with the Dingo caused its presumed mainland extinction around 3500 years ago.  There is some opposition to this theory as the Thylacine (Tasmanian population) was larger than the Dingo and assumed to have not suffered in competition with the dog. Interestingly though, fossil evidence of mainland specimens show a much smaller animal with some Thylacine females measuring approximately the same size as a fox.
Interesting read, thanks for sharing the details.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:28 AM

Check this online book out.
The author claims to have a couple of sightings. Interesting as he has remained anonymous and the book is free (pdf).
Sounds like he had an interesting time over a number of expeditions....envious
http://www.naturalwo....org/tigerbook/


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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:31 AM

There's some land in Tasmania that hasn't been touched by man yet, could be some there.


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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:51 PM

View PostYowie, on 13 May 2012 - 05:04 AM, said:

Hi all

I saw this interview on the Australian Today Show this morning.  Australian investigator Murray McAllister has planned another expedition in October to investigate some areas in Tasmania where there are some promising sightings of the Thylacine.  He claims around 20 personal sightings of the animal since his investigations began in 1998.  

The interview can be found on the following link

http://today.ninemsn...videoindex.aspx

For those not familiar with modern sightings here in Australia, sightings have not been limited to just Tasmania with claims from Victoria, New South Wales, and right up to the rainforests of North Queensland.  Fossil evidence shows the Thylacine did once populate the mainland and there are even Aboriginal cave paintings in the Northern Territory that depict the animal.

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It was believed that Aboriginal hunting pressure and competition with the Dingo caused its presumed mainland extinction around 3500 years ago.  There is some opposition to this theory as the Thylacine (Tasmanian population) was larger than the Dingo and assumed to have not suffered in competition with the dog. Interestingly though, fossil evidence of mainland specimens show a much smaller animal with some Thylacine females measuring approximately the same size as a fox.
Yeah havent they been extinct for a looong time now

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:14 AM

View PostTarmac_Chris, on 17 May 2012 - 10:49 AM, said:

From the film, The Hunter (2011). Sorry.
Excellent. I had thought that video was bogus when I saw it online, but did not know where it had come from.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:05 PM

Any updates on this?


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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:15 PM

View PostMyles, on 15 June 2012 - 06:05 PM, said:

Any updates on this?
they were all eaten by were-tigers.


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:11 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 15 June 2012 - 10:15 PM, said:

they were all eaten by were-tigers.

And giant hyraxes, of course.


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:21 AM

The searchers are probably being treated for hypothermia.


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:56 AM

View PostPersonFromPorlock, on 16 June 2012 - 12:11 AM, said:

And giant hyraxes, of course.
please, we both know that's just silly. The last of the Australian Hyraxes were killed off in the shadow wars of the 30s by that crack band of trained kangaroobots.


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:49 PM

This search will almost certainly prove as fruitless as all of the others. It would be great if they were to find one, however.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:21 AM

Check this new group out....starting to be active and there looking and posting frequently on youtube/facebook.
http://thylacineresearchunit.org/


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:51 AM

Is Murray McAllister back from his october expedition? Did he find anytning?

Anyone that knows?

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