Last night, however, when we spoke and I interviewed them both, it was clear he now has 100% belief in what his wife had witnessed as he too has now seen the unbelievable. A podcast of our discussion will be released soon on our YouTube channel, as well as Mark Taylor's report when he heads out there in the next day or so to set up trail cameras and get a handle on the area….more to come soon...
The witnesses both claim that they have heard weird noises of a screaming nature several times and just fobbed it off. The beauty of this sighting is that the husband saw the mother (animal) make the weird screechy noise…that part is rare as rocking horse shit.
Which is a wonderful simile that I will be sure to incorporate in my conversations from now on.
Okay, I know, claims like this are a dime a dozen, and I've been unhesitating in dismissing that sort of thing vis-à-vis bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. But at least this claim has going for it that we know thylacines did exist at some point in the past, which is more than I can say for most other cryptids.
And wouldn't it be wonderful if the claim was borne out? It would mean there was a breeding population of thylacines not just in Tasmania but in mainland Australia that has persisted since the last wild sighting occurred in 1931. And hell, the coelacanth was supposedly extinct for sixty-odd-million years until someone caught one off the coast of Madagascar, so stranger things have happened.
Anyhow, keep your eye on Australia. It'll be interesting to see how the ongoing search progresses. How encouraging would it be to find out that at least one of us humans' attempts to wipe out an entire species actually failed?****************************************