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New footage of an alleged thylacine released

Posted on Thursday, 7 September, 2017 | Comment icon 40 comments

The mystery animal is difficult to make out. Image Credit: BRT Team / YouTube / Rob Inglis
Three researchers in Australia have recently revealed trail camera footage of a mysterious animal.
Known as the Booth Richardson Tiger Team, the trio had been monitoring a remote area of bushland in Southern Tasmania for evidence of the elusive Tasmanian tiger - a carnivorous marsupial that was believed to have been hunted to extinction in the early part of the 20th century.

The researchers were inspired to hunt for the creature after Greg Booth, a firewood cutter from Tasmania's Central Highlands, encountered what he believed to be a thylacine in April 2015.

Now after monitoring the area for over two years using 14 different cameras, the trio have come forward with footage of an unknown creature that was recorded at dusk on November 4, 2016.

The video, which can be viewed below, has since gone viral.

The footage contains two potential sightings, one of something close up to the camera at 2:45 and another around 15 seconds later which shows a four-legged animal walking in the distance.

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Tags: Thylacine, Tasmanian Tiger

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Comment icon #31 Posted by oldrover on 15 September, 2017, 0:28
No, it's fine mate. You're not perpetuating it, that's just the way it's been reported. And personally, I think it's great that people are discussing that.
Comment icon #32 Posted by AustinHinton on 15 September, 2017, 2:23
Thank you. For now on you are my thylacine expert.
Comment icon #33 Posted by Astra. on 15 September, 2017, 2:43
I know what you mean, but thedifference between BF and the Tasmanian tiger, is that one is stillregarded as being a myth, where as we know without a doubt that thetassie tiger did exist, but unfortunatelybecameextinct.
Comment icon #34 Posted by oldrover on 15 September, 2017, 11:19
Well, thank you very much. A major point though is that whilst the thylacine is a real, but extinct, animal, that reality is almost incidental.Both to the majority (but not all) of those who believe it's still around, andalso in a lot of the mainstream literature on the subject. Also, a lot of, if not all, of the deions we have of them are just as anecdotal and frequently about as reliable as a bigfoot report. It's a sad state of affairs.
Comment icon #35 Posted by DieChecker on 15 September, 2017, 11:28
What about this photo.... To me this doesn't match the known fur patterns of a taz tiger. But, it is a interesting pic.
Comment icon #36 Posted by oldrover on 15 September, 2017, 11:41
Tabby cat. Not content with a picture of a cat's harris, they then tried to claim that there was a thylacine cub's face visible in the grass somewhere here. The photo is one of those put out by 'Andrew' the farmer from N. E. Tasmania. This guy first appeared on a Hobart Radio show, and claimed great and intimate knowledge of the thylacines that lived in his area, I think he said there were around 100 pairs. Anyway, he had to remain anonymous, because he was in fear of his life, he'd had death threats you see, from 'them'. But bravely he released some pictures of a wallaby and appeared on 'Des... [More]
Comment icon #37 Posted by Astra. on 15 September, 2017, 13:30
Agree, but even so, there is still more chance of these desperate thylacinechasers tocapture a genuine one on film (which of courseis mostunlikely)than to 'ever' capture on film a genuineoversized hairy man-beastroaming the forests such asBigfoot. At least we have evidence that the Tasmanian Tiger existed, unlike the mythical and fantastical man/ape All and all, I find it rather bewildering there is even a comparison between a creature that wasreal, and a creature that hasneverbeen proven to exist. It's ridiculous to say the least.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Myles on 15 September, 2017, 13:44
I agree. The 2 really aren't very comparable. You could replace bigfoot with fairy, leprechaun or giant people. At least the tiger existed.
Comment icon #39 Posted by Astra. on 15 September, 2017, 13:54
Yep, and lets not forget to throw in the Loch Ness monster on thatlist while we're at it Myles.
Comment icon #40 Posted by oldrover on 15 September, 2017, 13:57
I'd agree with that. But, while I must emphasise that there are sensibleand well informed people who believe the thylacine is still there, although personally I disagree. The majority of the thylacine hunters aren't looking for the thylacine of fact, but rather for the construct that's evolved in the decades since its extinction. To the extent that they might as well be, and pretty much are, looking for an animal that never existed. The real thylacine is actually a prettyobscure creature, and one which only a handful of people know anything about.

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