Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

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Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by The yowie Mrx » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:40 pm

I picked up the trailcam and got 79 shot of deer , fox, and something that looks like a Marsupial lion to me ?. I put coperight on the pic.
The 1st pic Marsupial lion ?
The 2nd pic fox.
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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by Dion » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:57 pm

The marsupial Lion you speak of looks half cat and half fox.

I'd say it looks more fox than anything, the snout looks short on the ML pic thats why I said half cat.

But it may just be a trick of light which would make it fox.

Thanks for sharing great pics non the less.
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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by The yowie Mrx » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:20 pm

Hi Dion It got me!Here is zoomsd shot.
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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by Dion » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:36 pm

It does look rather cat like, not sure what it is???
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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by Nikita » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:28 pm

To me it looked very much like a fox, size wise and everything though the snout looks cat like. When I looked closer I wondered could the snout be hidden by some of the long grass?

Still it's great to see people at least out there trying to get shots, rather then sitting on their backsides whinging about lack of proof.

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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by Rusty2 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:33 pm

Nice shot Mrx !! (cool)
Its eyes dont look the same as the fox's . From the eyes froward , it looks like an ugly cat but has a protruding snout and receding chin . From the ears up it looks like a fox . But the body looks like it has a different gate or stance . Thats a weired 1 mate .

Nice catch !! You'd better be careful out there Mrx ! .

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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by The yowie Mrx » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:03 pm

HI Nikita & Rusty2

I have no I dear what it is.I can see it has big back mussel to suport a big head and the body is stockyer then a fox or a cat.

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Unread post by tks » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:05 am

im sorry but ive been hunting since i was knee high to a grass hopper and its just a fox. they come in many variations and many colours. just a fox, there is a bit of grass covering the end of its snout making it look shorter.

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Unread post by sapere aude » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:36 am

Go to agree, it's a fox. Can't quite see the end of it's snout though.

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Unread post by The yowie Mrx » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:20 am

Hi tks
I all so have hunted all my life and yes fox do come in a lot of colours like red , yellow ,sliver , black, white around this area.And white, yellow and sliver pay good money.

I sent the pic to one of the best zooligest today and he said:-It looks like a cat to me. The dark, lower part is probably not of the animal

So it sound like it a wird cat.I wish it was a marsupial lion.One day I will get something.

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Unread post by Nikita » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:04 pm

It really looks like a fox bent over to me which would give the body a different definition to one standing up.

My main case against it being a marsupial lion was the size to have survived they would have obviously changed in some ways but I still believe they would be more of a big cat size. After all honestly how many black panthers could be running around ? I think a lot of cases where just footprints or victim carcasses have been found are more likely to be from the newer version of the marsupial lion.

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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by tks » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:03 pm

The yowie Mrx wrote:Hi tks
I all so have hunted all my life and yes fox do come in a lot of colours like red , yellow ,sliver , black, white around this area.And white, yellow and sliver pay good money.

I sent the pic to one of the best zooligest today and he said:-It looks like a cat to me. The dark, lower part is probably not of the animal

So it sound like it a wird cat.I wish it was a marsupial lion.One day I will get something.

Just a young fox, they are black underneath when they are young

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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by The yowie Mrx » Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:44 pm

You might be right I'm going to sit on the fence with this one. (confused)

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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by The yowie Mrx » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:21 pm

Just been suffing the net and found a bit on Thylacoleo.And what thay say about the head if one was a live today.


Thylacoleo carnifex had a wide, heavy, short-snouted skull with a bony bar (postorbital bar), as in primates, behind the orbits. It has the longest shearing tooth of the thylacoleonids as well as large, serrated, canine-like upper incisors and horizontally oriented lower incisors (replacements for the canine teeth of other carnivorous mammals). Thylacoleo also had an enlarged thumb claw encased in a sheath (as in cats) that may have been used to disembowel its prey.

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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by hillbilly » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:05 pm

fox.
cant see why so much discussion.
fox.
Oh, did I mention, fox.

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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by The yowie Mrx » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:06 pm

IT'S A FROG IT"S GOT TO BE A FROG OR A (tank). (eek)

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Unread post by Ruby » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:17 pm

Definitely fox. Just an unusual angle with some grass obscuring the snout.

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Unread post by The yowie Mrx » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:36 pm

Or a sick frog!

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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by Jim Hocking » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:38 pm

Strange that the picture is taken in exactly the same place by the background features. Scam.
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Re: Is this a pic of a Marsupial lion ?

Unread post by The yowie Mrx » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:55 am

Dashboard

Are you saying this is a hoax?
This was take on my trailcam.It might be a cat,fox,frog or something.
I will load the full trailcam pic for you so you can see I don't do hoaxes.
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Unread post by The yowie Mrx » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:59 am

And this is the fox one.
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Unread post by Jim Hocking » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:20 pm

The yowie Mrx wrote:Dashboard

Are you saying this is a hoax?
This was take on my trailcam.It might be a cat,fox,frog or something.
I will load the full trailcam pic for you so you can see I don't do hoaxes.
My apologies, I didn't realise they are trail cam Photos. To quick to look at background and think it was studio setup.
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Unread post by Nikita » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:31 pm

Hi yowie Mrx,

I took these pictures recently as I had found some great tracks and took pictures with measurements and sent them to a scientist to look at a few years back. His answer came back marsupial lion, but I guess after all this time if some had survived they would obviously have changed a bit.

So when we went to the museum the other day and found what an original one looked like of course I couldn't resist the shots.

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Unread post by Foil_Hat_Guy(1) » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:19 pm

I am personally sitting on the fence with Nikita's pictures - it might be an okapi, a guanoco, or a cryptosporidium (I had to include a "crypto" option for this forum! ;) ).

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Unread post by Snacksquatch » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:11 pm

great pics. the rounded snout is very interesting.

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Unread post by AL Pitman » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:59 am

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If that is not a FOX !!! I will stand (to rude for this forum) . So definitely a FOX !!!


Not succsessful on this occasion but with the application of the diligence that you have portrayed in your recent research , you should be placed on the short list as one of those who will eventually get that elusive money shot . Keep em coming YowieMRX .


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Unread post by Bow Hunter » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:44 pm

note the glare makes the nose look distorted its a fox undoubtably a fox great work thou
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Unread post by Shazzoir » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:53 pm

I'm actually wondering if it's a fox with a birth defect i.e., short muzzle? The ears, pelt, legs, stance look foxy to me, just the muzzle looks too short, not obscured by grass.

Just my .02 anyway

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Unread post by mtu mwitu » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:47 pm

It may be a wee bit too late toreply, but it is definitely a fox.

As for the museum exhibits, well, there are good taxidermists and bad taxidermists, take a look at the following man-eating lions of Tsavo which were stuffed for an American museum. These lions in life were over-large for lions when alive, but the taxidermist managed to make them look like tame house cats.

Question is, did they get the build right for the marsupial Lion in the museum shots?

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