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New footage of an alleged thylacine released


Posted on Thursday, 7 September, 2017 | Comment icon 71 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.


Source: TheMercury.com.au | Comments (71)

Tags: Thylacine, Tasmanian Tiger

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Comment icon #62 Posted by KevinCthulhu on 12 February, 2018, 17:13
The usual 'explanation' is that the animal was shot in the head and that is why the head isn't shown. I understand that the thylacine is protected by Australian law not just Tasmanian and killing one carries a serious punishment.  Overall the whole thing just doesn't make any sense at all and likely will never be resolved.  He wasn't on his own since some of the pictures show the shadows of other people but nobody has ever come forward to tell the story.
Comment icon #63 Posted by KevinCthulhu on 12 February, 2018, 17:21
I don't know if you've read the original New Scientist article about Cameron but here is a link to the Google Books scan of it.  The quality isn't wonderful but you can see it well enough. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_7sirll_RDUC&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44&dq=kevin+cameron+aboriginal&source=bl&ots=Q3Yx_JtUYK&sig=Wd6h6Y2px_or2EVhNxge6Syb5VU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi-6P6l8KDZAhVHCMAKHZNqDZ4Q6AEIWzAN#v=onepage&q=kevin cameron aboriginal&f=false It starts on page 44.  I'd not read it in years and to be honest the tone is far more accepting than I recall.  Th... [More]
Comment icon #64 Posted by KevinCthulhu on 12 February, 2018, 17:41
I'm sure I read somewhere that someone (Col Bailey?) had the full set of Adamsfield photos or had seen them and the head was in them.  But for whatever reason these things seem to tend to happen, the only ones he has in his possession or has shown were then ones of the feet.  Another bizarre set of circumstances.
Comment icon #65 Posted by oldrover on 12 February, 2018, 18:25
Now here's where it gets really weird. I spoke to someone recentlyon FB who said that there is a set of photos showing a full tiger, but, I've never heard about this anywhere else, so frankly I'm very doubtful. As Bailey's photos they're all of the feet only.  I'm not sure if the source for the full set is supposed to be the same as the one who suppied them to Bailey. I speak sometimes to the man who the fingers udually point to as being Bailey's source about other things, and of course I've mentioned this business to him, he denied any connection with Bailey's photos tome. Elsewhere though I'... [More]
Comment icon #66 Posted by oldrover on 12 February, 2018, 18:48
I think they'd have to prove intent. And I think it'd be fairly easy to make a strong enough case that he had no reason to believe he couldn't have known what he was doing as he was pulling the trigger.  Even in Tasmania in the days of John Lord being head of the Fauna Board, they made provision for accidentally killing a tiger. 
Comment icon #67 Posted by oldrover on 12 February, 2018, 19:44
That article is very interesting.   
Comment icon #68 Posted by oldrover on 13 February, 2018, 0:30
Returning to that article. The photos as they appear there are fir me far less tiger like. The colour is much more correct but the stripe pattern is way out. The tail itself looks far less like a thylacine's, but the thickening at the base is till there, but this is the only detail that seems right, and it's not clear enough to say much about. So overall, colour and thickening, seem fairly consistent, but the rest of it, most niteably the stripes don't. The biggest probkem is the text. Athol M Douglas seems to have made some made some effort to emphasise Cameron's lack of formal education, wri... [More]
Comment icon #69 Posted by KevinCthulhu on 13 February, 2018, 21:23
Thanks!  Fascinating stuff.
Comment icon #70 Posted by oldrover on 26 February, 2018, 17:06
The Adamsfield photos (feet) have been debunked. Edited due to a request from the source which published the story.
Comment icon #71 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot on 26 February, 2018, 18:40
Well there are also very few references for Bears being hunted for sport but i do not see them extinct. Or any other animal which is hunted bear might not be good example because of numbers of them but... You know what i mean. I will never manage to drop one picture from my mind and that is photo of one 'blue blooded' aristocrat with his feet on thylacine's head. I can't possibly accept such a view, view that incident leads to extinction because that was pure savagery. Sorry for late answer.


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