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Another live thylacine video surfaces online

Posted on Saturday, 17 September, 2016 | Comment icon 110 comments

Could this be a live thylacine ? Image Credit: YouTube / Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia
Unseen footage of what appears to be a live Tasmanian tiger in Victoria has appeared on social media.
The second video of an alleged thylacine to have been posted online this month by the Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia, this latest video, which was filmed back in 2008, shows what some believe to be a live Tasmanian tiger running around in a field in the south-east of Australia.

Neil Waters, who heads up the group, maintains that what the footage shows is the real deal.
"This thylacine here was a lot bigger and broader than the fox," he said. "It does appear to have its rear hock go flat when it steps which would give the indication that it has that typical rear foot like a thylacine. It's got an incredibly thick neck and it's very stocky in its build."

"It also has that very long, stiff tail that looks like an extensions of the back bone essentially, it doesn't really move, it certainly doesn't sway side to side like a dog."

The video itself, as well as an interview with the woman who recorded it, can be viewed below.

Source: YouTube | Comments (110)

Tags: Thylacine, Tasmanian Tiger

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #101 Posted by oldrover on 4 November, 2016, 12:04
Comment icon #102 Posted by oldrover on 4 November, 2016, 14:23
Forgot to write anything there didn't I. I intended to write, guess the animal. 
Comment icon #103 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard on 4 November, 2016, 14:30
Computer nerd with good CGI skills?
Comment icon #104 Posted by oldrover on 4 November, 2016, 14:46
Actually it's from National Geographic. (Although the article came out on the 1st of April 2014)   The stripes have been stuck on, other than that as far as I can see it's unaltered, and I've seen this species up close in a captive breeding program. 
Comment icon #105 Posted by oldrover on 7 November, 2016, 16:58
There's another video been released by these people. Unfortunately, it won't be available to anyone except those who attend his fund raising premier. After that it won't be shown in public till the documentary is released.  Apparently it shows a brief glimpse of a thylacine on a trail camera. Really? 
Comment icon #106 Posted by Horta on 7 November, 2016, 17:58
The pic gets a bit difficult to make out when blown up a bit, there's nothing much there to indicate a size, but it looks like it has some Macropod features. Where is it from? Or would that make it obvious?
Comment icon #107 Posted by oldrover on 7 November, 2016, 18:15
No connection with the macropods . Maximum size for this species is up to about 150cm nose to tail.  Can't say where it's from because that would bow it straight away. But, it's from an island,  and it's the top mammalian predator there. It's also cited as a good example of convergent evolution, colour is dark reddish brown. 
Comment icon #108 Posted by Horta on 8 November, 2016, 3:42
Fossa, from Madagascar. edit to add. Cryptoprocta ferox ( "cryptoprocta" = greek for hidden anus, "ferox" = latin for fierce) Nature throws up some fascinating examples of convergent evolution when regions become isolated for long enough. 
Comment icon #109 Posted by oldrover on 8 November, 2016, 8:26
That's the one! And the binomial name is bizarre isn't it. The fossa is a beautiful animal.  And yes it does, there's also the tenrecs on Madagascar, they're eerily convergent.   
Comment icon #110 Posted by oldrover on 21 November, 2016, 11:34
Well, for all those who've been anxiously waiting for the next video from the Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia, or TAGA for short, there's a tantalising sneak preview on FB. ( I think Thylacine Watch Australia Team would make for a more accurate acronym)      

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