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Reply wazzad
2:04 AM on July 20, 2014 
Hi Frank,
thanks for the suggestion. I think what you have suggested makes sense in terms of attracting an animal. I think there are, however all sorts of ethical considerations about using live bait - albeit I understand that you are suggesting it would be relatively safe in the cage. Then you would have legal considerations - A native animal in a cage without a permit = gaol.


Frank Macera says...
Just out of curiosity, has anyone tried a wombat in distress call a wombat in a cage and a game trail camera set out for a thylacine? Reconyx Hyperfires are no glow 1080P high-definition resolution and 3.1-megapixel images. Triggers in a 5th of a second. Expensive at roughly 600 usd, but really great cameras. Moultrie makes another cheaper alternative around 150 usd. You got the three things a predator looks for, live pray, sound, and an easy kill. I use a similar technique for trying to figure out where the coyote population has sky rocketed on my property and where they need to be thinned out, only I use a rabbit call and a motorized stuffed rabbit in a cage....with rabbit scents.
Reply wazzad
2:01 AM on July 20, 2014 
Thank You too Ebony!
Ebony Bourdain says...
Thank you! Thylacine awareness! A worthy passion. Great networking. Great graphic logo, too.
XOEbony
Reply wazzad
2:00 AM on July 20, 2014 
Hi Heather,
thanks for your comments and support.
A 3D is on our Christmas Wish list for sure ;-)

Heather Wolf says...
I'd first like to say thank you for your time and effort in tracking down evidence of living thylacines. Don't t listen to the person who said quit poking at poo in the middle of nowhere. If anything, poke more poo. Collect as many samples of hair and bone you come across. Leave no stone unturned.

I really enjoyed your episode with "Terrence" the cardboard thylacine cutout. If you don't yet have one, try to get a three dimensional, to scale model of a thylacine made and conduct another test. It is the only way to "ask the animals" and they have no reason to lie. Keep doing what you're doing, the truth is out there.
Reply wazzad
1:59 AM on July 20, 2014 
Hi Steve,
I think they were having an each way bet. Whilst its difficult to tell - I think the government of the time suspected that the animal was still there for quite a few years after 1936 - albeit without any evidence to prove themselves right. Now I'm pretty confident that the Tas government believes they are gone.
Cheers

Steve says...
Hi Guys
First of all can I say I really appreciate the work you are doing as it is very credible and like your scientific and sceptical approach. I have been interested in the Thylacine for a number of years and I like many would love the notion of a small number of taz tigers to still be at large.
It has crossed my mind that the state government gave protective status to the taz tiger shortly before the last known thylacine died in the zoo. Do you think this adds validity to the possible chances of others having survived as I assume the would have been no financial gain and risk of prosecution for the trappers. therefore the very few that could have survived would not have actively been hunted. Just a thought but wondered if that could add weight to the very slim chance that a small isolated community still lives on to this day.

Thanks
Steve
Reply wazzad
1:56 AM on July 20, 2014 
Hi John, thanks for your support :-)
To address your questions....
1. No we haven't spoken to MR Bailey regarding locations - all of the locations we have selected are based on analysis of habitat, bounty records, and historical sightings. A lit bit of logistics is considered as well!
2. Hurricane lamp sounds like its worth a try.
3. For every person who says that the thylacine is curious there are just as many who say they are shy and retiring.
4. In terms of setting up a decent size camp definitely worth a shot - in terms of camp fires we need to take into account fire restrictions especially in national parks.
5. Wild Bill was away in Western Australia during our most recent trip. His absence was obviously sorely missed - but as we typically do multiple investigations on any particular trip it often looks as though he is absent for longer than he actually is. He is still very active in the search - expect to see him on new videos soon!

john geraghty says...
Hi Guys. Big fan here. I have a few questions. Have you ever talked to Col Bailey about where the best place to find thylacine is? Also-in that recent article it says the old timer suggested using a hurricane lamp in a field. According to Tigerman they are very curious. So why not set up camp and make a decent sized camp fire. Put some trail cams around the campsite-some near and some far and just camp for a while. If they get curious they will come to you. Especially if you use the wounded animal call. Finally-where's Wild Bill? Haven't seen him in a video for a while. Thanks guys, John
Reply john geraghty
2:46 AM on July 7, 2014 
Hi Guys. Big fan here. I have a few questions. Have you ever talked to Col Bailey about where the best place to find thylacine is? Also-in that recent article it says the old timer suggested using a hurricane lamp in a field. According to Tigerman they are very curious. So why not set up camp and make a decent sized camp fire. Put some trail cams around the campsite-some near and some far and just camp for a while. If they get curious they will come to you. Especially if you use the wounded animal call. Finally-where's Wild Bill? Haven't seen him in a video for a while. Thanks guys, John
Reply Heather Wolf
2:27 AM on June 14, 2014 
I'd first like to say thank you for your time and effort in tracking down evidence of living thylacines. Don't t listen to the person who said quit poking at poo in the middle of nowhere. If anything, poke more poo. Collect as many samples of hair and bone you come across. Leave no stone unturned.

I really enjoyed your episode with "Terrence" the cardboard thylacine cutout. If you don't yet have one, try to get a three dimensional, to scale model of a thylacine made and conduct another test. It is the only way to "ask the animals" and they have no reason to lie. Keep doing what you're doing, the truth is out there.
Reply Steve
5:19 PM on March 8, 2014 
Hi Guys
First of all can I say I really appreciate the work you are doing as it is very credible and like your scientific and sceptical approach. I have been interested in the Thylacine for a number of years and I like many would love the notion of a small number of taz tigers to still be at large.
It has crossed my mind that the state government gave protective status to the taz tiger shortly before the last known thylacine died in the zoo. Do you think this adds validity to the possible chances of others having survived as I assume the would have been no financial gain and risk of prosecution for the trappers. therefore the very few that could have survived would not have actively been hunted. Just a thought but wondered if that could add weight to the very slim chance that a small isolated community still lives on to this day.

Thanks
Steve
Reply Ebony Bourdain
5:54 PM on March 2, 2014 
Thank you! Thylacine awareness! A worthy passion. Great networking. Great graphic logo, too.
XOEbony
Reply Frank Macera
3:28 AM on February 14, 2014 
Just out of curiosity, has anyone tried a wombat in distress call a wombat in a cage and a game trail camera set out for a thylacine? Reconyx Hyperfires are no glow 1080P high-definition resolution and 3.1-megapixel images. Triggers in a 5th of a second. Expensive at roughly 600 usd, but really great cameras. Moultrie makes another cheaper alternative around 150 usd. You got the three things a predator looks for, live pray, sound, and an easy kill. I use a similar technique for trying to figure out where the coyote population has sky rocketed on my property and where they need to be thinned out, only I use a rabbit call and a motorized stuffed rabbit in a cage....with rabbit scents.

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