Thursday, 31 May 2012

Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) camouflage and color

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.

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Chris C.  

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Thylacine(Tasmanian Tiger) Sighting by Anon 3/3/12 between Ross and Campbell Town, Tasmania

Name and Information supplied but the person wishes to remain anonymous.

Sighting by: Anon Between Ross and Campbell Town Tasmania
Date of Sighting: 3/3/2012
What was the time of the sighting?  = 4:00AM
How many people made the sighting? = 2 
On my vacation to Tasmania i was heading south from Campbell town when I got lost (lucky me) when I saw these two creatures crossing the road. At first I thought it was stray dogs so I beeped my horn to try and get them out of the way. Then when the didn’t move I inspected them further (sorry about my English) I saw they had a black striped pattern that reminded me of a tiger. I beeped again and moved my car forward when they snarled and ran of the road. The distance was 5-10m.
The animals were the size of a medium dog and had medium to large black stripe pattern pale fur (could have been yellow) they didn’t see me as a threat until I moved my car forward all they did was stare.
The sighting was made by my brother and I and lasted for 6 minutes at dawn (4:00 AM) with the sun just coming up.  Some footprints were observed in the dirt but were not collected.  

T.R.U. Thylacine or Tasmanian tiger camouflage experiment

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.
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Chris C.

Anne's Thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger Sighting

This was an amazing experience to interview Anne with her amazingly intricate, detailed and credible sighting in 1948 in Hampshire North West Tasmania.
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Chris C.

Thylacine Research Unit - T.R.U. One Minute Promo

The One Minute Promo for the Thylacine Research Unit or T.R.U. that we use to demonstrate our organisation!
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Chris C.

Thylacine Research Unit - T.R.U. Promo

The Original Promo that we filmed for the Thylacine Research Unit or T.R.U.
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Chris C.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Mt Martha Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) sighting 08/05/2012 made to the T.R.U.

This is the second Thylacine sighting from suburban Victoria within the last couple of months made to the Thylacine Research Unit report a sighting web form.

The information provided to the T.R.U. is as such;

Sighting By Steve, The Esplanade, Mt Martha, Victoria
Driving home at 7pm along the esplanade in Mt Martha, no other cars around at the time, there in front of me about 15 meters away I saw this animal crossing the road, reasonably quickly and apparently unaffected by the headlights of my oncoming car. The animal kept its pace and then disappeared into the shrubs. 
The animal was about the size of a medium dog, with a long stiff tail that extended horizontal to the road, with an ungainly face paced walk, a Longish snub snout. The Coloration was light greyish fawn with some stripes on the hind quarters and was moving at a fast paced walk.
It was a clear still night of mild temperature and the sighting continued for approximately 10 seconds before the animal disappeared into the surrounding shrubs. 

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! 
Chris C.