Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thylacine Lives?

A video, shot more than a year ago, has crytozoologists abuzz lately. Loren Coleman, Nick Redfern, and others are all weighing in on whether it actually depicts a living specimen of the extinct thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, an animal indigenous to Australia. Some think the video simply shows a fox or such, but in the scant seconds we can glimpse its blurred form racing across an open field, we can see what seems to be an unusually enlongated skull, a feature of the thylacine. However, we cannot easily discern its tell-tale tiger stripes and its tail seems rather bushier than what has been exhibited by known specimens of thylacines.

1 comment:

Autumnforest said...

Jeez, I love your posts. You are looking inside my head. I've been waiting for Josh Gates to tackle this one and sent the suggestion in a few times. Seems weird he hasn't tackled it yet. I do think they're still about. They could even potentially breed with local dogs and create a kind of hybrid, you never know. If wolves can do it, perhaps they can too. That video was fairly vague but had interesting proportions.