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Possible Marsupial Lion (Thylaceo) Sighting In Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by Sarus Crane, 25 Jan 2022.

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Do you think that the Marsupial Lion is still out there?

Poll closed 8 Feb 2022.
  1. Yes

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  2. Possibly, I would have to see one to believe it.

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  3. No

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  1. Sarus Crane

    Sarus Crane Well-Known Member

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    I follow the Thylacine Awareness Group on YouTube and today a new video was released detailing a possible sighting in Yorke Peninsula, 2010 of a Marsupial Lion trying to kill someone's cat. Luckily the cat survived. Here is the account of the alleged sighting:



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    If Forrest Galante sees this I hope he'll go looking for it sometime!
     
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  2. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Yeah right. Bigfoot is more likely. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Bengal Tiger

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    I’m skeptical, but there is always a chance that a species thought extinct to be rediscovered.
    Fair point lol
     
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  4. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    This isn't a case of a species going extinct a century or two ago and being discovered - the Thylaceo is only known from fossils and became extinct at least 46 thousand years ago. The fact that the Thylacine Awareness Groups thinks this might be legit immediately discredits anything they say, IMO.
     
  5. Sarus Crane

    Sarus Crane Well-Known Member

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    Hence why I mentioned Forrest Galante!
     
  6. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Well-Known Member

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    April Fools Day is not for another two months.
     
  7. FBBird

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    Surely a thing that size isn’t going to be ‘trying’ to kill a cat…..
     
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  8. Coelacanth18

    Coelacanth18 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Hard to make much out of an eyewitness account by itself. On top of the general issue of not being able to verify how accurate the account or information is, memory can become significantly altered by the brain over time as new input is acquired... and 10+ years since the sighting is a long time for that process to occur. I'd be more persuadable if there was visual or physical evidence of some kind.
     
  9. Bengal Tiger

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    Oh I know, I know. Either way, I never said I was actually buying it.
     
  10. CGSwans

    CGSwans Well-Known Member

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    Thylacolololololol
     
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  11. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    TAGA is a bunch of nutjobs. E.g. see this thread which covers a lot of nonsense from them: Thylacines in Cryptozoology
     
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    Ah, seems that the thylacine thing wasn't far-fetched enough as it was, so it was only so that they would find something even more far-fetched, dare I say * ridiculous *...
     
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  13. Mayki

    Mayki Well-Known Member

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    This is one of the most ridiculous things I have heard in a while, lol.
     
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