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Thylacine traffic warning sign raises eyebrows


Posted on Saturday, 21 December, 2019 | Comment icon 7 comments

Could there still be thylacines alive in the Australian wilderness ? Image Credit: Nannup Police
Police in Australia are on the look out for whoever put up a sign warning people about the legendary cryptid.
Despite the fact that the Tasmanian tiger was officially declared extinct decades ago, there are still those who subscribe to the belief that the species has managed to hold on against all odds.

This unusual signpost, which was recently photographed by a police officer, is situated in the South West region of Western Australia - a part of the country long associated with thylacine sightings.

"Caution - Thylacines next 50kms," the sign reads.

"Nannup Police are on the look out for the infamous Nannup Tiger (a local thylacine legend) and for the person responsible for the sign, well played sir," the officer wrote on Twitter.Thought to have been wiped out by human hunting practices, the thylacine was a distinctive carnivorous marsupial native to Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea.

The last known specimen held in captivity died at Hobart Zoo back in 1936 and while there have been fleeting sightings of the species since then, its continued existence remains a topic of hot debate.

One thing's for sure - whoever put up the sign certainly believes that it's still out there.

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (7)

Tags: Thylacine

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by openozy on 21 December, 2019, 13:24
Pity they didn't put up No Hunting signs with a pic of the tiger on them 100 years ago.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Ultimatium on 22 December, 2019, 5:34
It wouldnt be too shabby if they actually found one in the wild. It would be a valuable find for cryptozoology.
Comment icon #3 Posted by AZStarwatcher on 14 January, 2020, 21:30
And if we still have thylacines in the wild, some were recently wiped out by fire. :(
Comment icon #4 Posted by butterflygirl1 on 14 January, 2020, 22:56
Some if not all! I have been watching the Australian fires with dismay, several hundred butterfly species have been eradicated probably for good. Of course, that is a drop in the ocean of the total amount of animals and plants that have been wiped out. Without a single doubt there will have been thousands of unique species rendered extinct by the fires.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Not A Rockstar on 14 January, 2020, 23:43
What are they doing about all the arsonists they say have been charged, Aussie Friends? Nothing more in the news out here. Are they using it to make a serious media impact against flicking cig butts out car windows and burning during dry season at least?
Comment icon #6 Posted by openozy on 15 January, 2020, 0:38
I think there were only a handful of fruitcakes that deliberately started fires to causes havoc,most were lightening strikes.I heard of one guy that back burned to protect his dope crop and a hillbilly around my way decided it would be a good idea to burn his old tyres.They have a "dob in a butt thrower" number,it's a bit hard to police in remote Oz.
Comment icon #7 Posted by openozy on 15 January, 2020, 0:46
All the delicate,beautiful creatures will be the first to go with the climate changing,drought,fires,floods.Humans,the ugliest most brutal creatures here may be the last,we deserve to suffer for what we have done to the planet.


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