Thursday, 6 September 2012
The T.R.U. has been searching for Thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) for a full year now. 'Wild' Bill Flowers and 'Cranky' Chris Coupland take the opportunity to thank all the people on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter for their support!
Thank You and Enjoy!
The T.R.U. has been searching for Thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) for a full year now. 'Wild' Bill Flowers and 'Cranky' Chris Coupland take the opportunity to invite their subscribers, friends and followers to ask any questions that they may have!
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Wild Bill Flowers and Cranky Chris Coupland use trail cams in a sub-alpine environment in their quest for the Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger!
Great footage was gained of Spotted Tail Quoll and Tasmanian Devil!
Sunday, 12 August 2012
Wild Bill Flowers and Cranky Chris Coupland out in a Sub-Alpine environment stumble across some different carnivore tracks that Chris talks about and compares.
No thylacine Tracks but definitely some cool Tasmanian devil tracks.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Monday, 30 July 2012
Monday, 23 July 2012
Wild Bill Flowers and Cranky Chris Coupland use trailcams in a number of locations in their quest for the Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger!
Interestingly despite public opinion they get very little prey species in remote locations but in areas that have had some human impact which which may lend some credibility to sightings that have been made near roads farms etc.
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Monday, 2 July 2012
'Wild' Bill Flowers Draws a scept-o-meter to try and understand where our viewers and subscribers sit on their belief of the existence of the Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger?
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Wild Bill Flowers and Cranky Chris Coupland head off to a remote area of the North West of Tasmania in pursuit of the Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger! Using several strategies such as night vision, spotlighting, stealth cam and hides they attempt to find this allusive cryptid.
Friday, 22 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Wild Bill and Cranky Chris from the T.R.U. or Thylacine Research Unit continue to investigate the Hampshire region of Tasmania by setting a stealth cam after numerous credible sightings of Thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) and their own investigation in the area!
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Wild Bill and Cranky Chris from the T.R.U. or Thylacine Research Unit investigate the Hampshire region of Tasmania after numerous credible sightings of Thylacine (Tasmanian tiger), using various techniques including spotlighting and night vision.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Wild Bill and Cranky Chris from the T.R.U. or Thylacine Research Unit discuss in their opinion what could be misidentified or mistaken for or Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger!
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
With so many cryptozologist and enthusiasts out there what can 'Wild' Bill Flowers and Cranky Chris Coupland add to the search for the Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger?
Friday, 1 June 2012
Thursday, 31 May 2012
Bill and I take a leisurely drive to Devils Gullet in the Great Western Tiers and get into an in depth conversation about the thylacine and its camouflage pattern and coloration. Also we debate the idea of color morphology in the species.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Wild Bill and I develop an idea to test the camo of a Thylacine and therefore the credibility of some of the sightings of the species that occur.
Great film we are very happy with this one.
Friday, 25 May 2012
This is an interesting sighting from a region that historically gets a number of sightings. I wouldn't normally suspect thylacine which was supposedly a very allusive animal to be present in suburbia but the area does have some cover, the beach and a near by reserve, so cant be ruled out. There is also rumours and reports of Tasmanian Thylacine's been introduced into southern Victoria around the turn of the 20th century by a Thylacine Preservation Society. Numerous sightings also come from Lock Sport and other regions of southern Victoria as well as the sighting from Maribyrnong that was also made to the T.R.U.
Only time and investigation will tell!
Friday, 27 April 2012
There are two forms of extinction. The first is where a population is below genetic viability and the second where the total number of animals is known to be 0. Australia is set up to account for these two forms with an extinction in the wild status and then a formal extinction classification. The use of these status was best illustrated with the extinction of the Thylacine.
The last known specimen died in captivity in Hobart on the 7th of September 1936. From there it was classified as extinct in the wild. On the 7th of September 1986 it was declared extinct. This may be where the "presumably" extinct idea for Thylacine is derived from despite its official extinct status.
Extinct species do get re-discovered, see the article below which gives us 14 reasons to hope for the Thylacine. Which was brought to my attention by Bryce Pinson from the www.facebook.com/thylacineresearchunit page;
Australia has several examples of mammal species, that have been rediscovered. For instance the Gilbert's Potoroo which First discovered in 1840 by naturalist John Gilbert and recorded again only a few times over the next 40 years, this small rat-kangaroo was thought to be extinct since the late 1870s until rediscovered in 1994 at Two Peoples Bay near Albany, on the South Coast of Western Australia.
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
The second problem was that the video was uploaded on the 22/02/2012 yet had just under 10,000 hits. If this was the Breaking News that proved the existence of a previously thought extinct species that was a little low in my opinion! The footage was also taken 10 days before and they had managed to sit on such earth shattering discovery for 10 days with no media....and then from 22/2/2012 to 24/4/2012 when I watched it with no international media storm....I think not!
or recording glitches that I knew of from that camera.
Einar Lugnet said they had tried to leave comments on this video suggesting a hoax about 10 times and they had been constantly deleted. Hmm not looking good so far!
Having seen "The hunter" a few times and having the DVD I suspected that this was the CGI from the movie re-edited as a hoax. A quick spin through the film at high speed turned up exactly that suspicion at 1:30:15 - 1:30:20.....5 seconds of CGI that I think matches the YouTube video perfectly in movement and backdrop.
Monday, 23 April 2012
A new video From T.R.U. looking at a fascinating sighting made by a 9 year old girl from no more than 10 m away at Hampshire Mill in North Western Tasmania. Check it out of our FB page or on the Sighting Recreations Page on the T.R.U. website.