Thyacoleo roadkill?

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Thyacoleo roadkill?

Unread post by Shazzoir » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:17 pm

From Centre of Fortean Zoology's webpage: ... n-nsw.html

The only thing that strikes me as odd, is the language used by the author/interviewee of this piece, e.g., "The abundance of roos and wallabies in this area is phenomenal, so a foodsource for a carnivorous predator to thrive in the Capertee Valley is probably salubrious"
('salubrious'- adj. Conducive or favorable to health or well-being). Not language you expect to hear from your average Aussie truck driver! Particularly when they use the wrong tense to describe their reason for not stopping... " I couldn't stop as I would have ran over my driving hours..."

Either way, it's interesting and there is a lovely Thylacoleo picture to see as well.

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Re: Thyacoleo roadkill?

Unread post by hillbilly » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:18 am

It makes sense to me.
His driving "run" has a pre estimatad time to complete.( e.g. got to be back at depot by midnight) If he stopped, he could blow the time and could loose his job.
The road past Pearsons Lookout is not the best place to suddenly pull up a truck. One lane each way at the top. If you miss the clear area near the lookout, you might have to drive another couple of kilometres till you can turn around. This stretch of road has fresh road kill every day. Yes, there is a plethora of food, alive and dead, for a predator.
I regularly shoot foxes in the area and now I wonder what is really out there in the beam of the spotlight.

As for the language used, truck drivers can be as eloquent, articulate and loquacious as some hillbillies.
The stereotypical truckie of old, may well be extinct. (cries)
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Re: Thyacoleo roadkill?

Unread post by topender » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:10 pm

I for 1 firmly believe that Thylacaleo lives my childhood in the early 60's i saw a Tassie tiger in east gippsland...i they could survive then good ol Thylaccy can survive
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Re: Thyacoleo roadkill?

Unread post by Bow Hunter » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:52 am

My Uncles said they encountered a "tigercat" out back qld about 15 years ago they said it had stripes but not as distinct as a tigers. They said it walked slow they followed it for atleast 100m.
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Re: Thyacoleo roadkill?

Unread post by Nikita » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:36 pm

Interesting story, I don't know the area so can't comment on what others have seen there though.

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