In this episode the Thylacine Research Unit (TRU)'s Chris Coupland and Warren Darragh discuss: Another victorian sighting and consider the reliability and motives of witnesses. A suggestion from Alison Moodie in the UK about placing photos of foxes and dogs with mange on the TRU website. Alison says, "There is so little detail on these sightings! I wonder, would it be worth publishing a few mangy dog/fox/dingo pics on your site, so the public can get to know what they look like?" A shout out to Luke Nowlan - Bill's biggest fan From the Government Files Nature loves ratios Thylacine feet like other marsupial carnivores have a ratio of 1:6 to 1:7, as opposed to 1:2 to 1:3 for cats and dogs TRU has photos of all of the casts submitted to the government. Old timers saying it was easier to tell thylacine and dog apart as opposed to devil and wombat. History of dogs in Tasmania A digitigrade is an animal that stands or walks on its digits, or toes. Plantigrade locomotion means walking with the toes and metatarsals flat on the ground. - Recent West Coast Sighting Background Recent other sightings in this proposed thylacine hot spot Dash Camera experiment - is it really going to help provide evidence? Follow up long term camera study in the area. Cameras have been out for 5 months - An alleged thylacine skull was analysed by the team to see if it was legitimate Background to skull Identifying a thylacine skull - what to look for
In this episode Bill, Chris, and Waz interview the founder of the Australian Cryptozoological Research Organisation (A.C.R.O) - Jack Tessier. The team discusses: Jack's investigation into various cryptids. Thylacine sightings on the mainland The casts that Jack has taken in the field Jack belief's about extant populations of Thylacines. The A.C.R.O conference that is being planned to be hosted by Jack - with planned speaker including Gary Opit and Rex Gilmore.
In this episode the guys discuss: A shout out to scano (the only person listening to the show) Luke Nowlan - Bill Flowers fan boy A listener question - would we tell the world if discovered evidence of the continued existence of the Thylacine The guys then delve into the Government secret files on Thylacine - they discuss a sighting from North East Tasmania and look at it from a number of angles. Firstly that of the witness, then the media who made multiple press reports, then the Tasmanian Government's press release and investigation - including the hand written notes of the investigator. The report was deemed to be credible and was seriously investigated at the time.