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Thylacine cameraman copped buttocks bite 1933

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#1    Timonthy

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:50 PM

'THE cameraman who took the famous footage of the last captive Tasmanian tiger was bitten on the buttocks while filming. '
Read on here: http://www.news.com....9-1226909234177

I do like some of the comments towards the end of the article from the curator, David Maynard, relating to why he believes the animal is extinct:
They were slow-growing, producing few young, and the last wild tiger was killed in 1930.
"At best they lived in the wild until 1950," Mr Maynard said.
"The last one probably died in the wild alone and unknown.
"The road kill in Tasmania is exceptional - 293,000 animals a year - and not one of them in the last 50 years has been a thylacine."

Personally, I believe they are extinct.

The CFZ expedition late 2013 also failed to turn up anything besides anecdotal evidence.
UM Thread here: http://www.unexplain....an tiger&st=15

And also there's this thread from  25th March '14 relating to a hunter who believes the growing popularity of dash cams will result in a sighting: http://www.unexplain....ian tiger&st=0

Zero out of 293,000 roadkill cases in Tasmania doesn't really support that. Foxes get killed on mainland Australia all the time and there's a lot more room to move here.
Or is there a saying I'm not aware of for thylacines which trumps 'sly as a fox'?

Edit: Please post in those threads if discussing those topics - I don't want to hijack them!

Edited by Timonthy, 07 May 2014 - 01:55 PM.

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 06:25 PM

Oh why wasn't his name Claude Bottom...

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:05 AM

Hm... Benjamin Bitten... wasn't he a British composer back in the day? :P

I imagine that by 1950 the cameraman was dining out fairly often on that story....


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 02:40 PM

Is it just me who thinks this story suggests that it was the buttock biting that caused the thylacine's death?


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:14 PM

I'd like to make a tongue-in-cheek joke, but this was more of a tooth-in-cheek event.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:21 PM

Were this a film, then he'd have mutated into a were-thylacine and gone on a rampage.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:04 PM

..butt biting fever strikes from behind?

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:20 AM

View PostSir Wearer of Hats, on 11 May 2014 - 09:21 PM, said:

Were this a film, then he'd have mutated into a were-thylacine and gone on a rampage.

Like in Howling III?
http://en.wikipedia....iki/Howling_III

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The Australian werewolves have evolved separate from the rest of the werewolf population. They are marsupials - the female werewolves give birth to partly developed young which then makes its way to a pouch.

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The final shot shows a picture of a thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, a marsupial carnivore which was hunted to extinction by Australian farmers to protect their sheep. It was the inspiration for the film.


Edited by DieChecker, 12 May 2014 - 01:24 AM.

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:02 AM

I guess if you're going to go extinct, go out with a bang and try to take one of your tormentors with you.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:04 PM

Please get your facts right - the thylacine is definitely NOT extinct . . .


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:52 PM

View PostDave From Down Under, on 13 May 2014 - 01:04 PM, said:

Please get your facts right - the thylacine is definitely NOT extinct . . .

??

Which facts are wrong? On what basis?


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 01:01 PM

View PostDave From Down Under, on 13 May 2014 - 01:04 PM, said:

Please get your facts right - the thylacine is definitely NOT extinct . . .

Your bark needs some bite.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 12:55 AM

Can't say I blame the thylacine, it was living it horrid conditions, I'd bite someone to.


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 06:19 AM

*snickers*buttocks. That's an interesting looking animal,


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Posted 17 May 2014 - 02:06 PM

View PostDave From Down Under, on 13 May 2014 - 01:04 PM, said:

Please get your facts right - the thylacine is definitely NOT extinct . . .
Hi Dave, are you in Tasmania or mainland?

It would be pretty amazing if they were still alive, can you please give a little more information?

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