THYLACINE SIGHTINGS 1953 - 1990

Sighting #4

Date: c1970

Note: second of a double sighting

Viewer: This man has lived near Mt. Arthur all his life. At the time of the sighting he was working in the bush with his brother, father and friend (see Sighting #3). The latter two are deceased. Like his brother (viewer #3) this man is a very stable person and well known and respected throughout the community. He owns a large property and lives approximately 5 miles from the Panama Forest.

Narrative:

    We felled the tree the day before. Hadn't quite cut its head off, so went back to get it. About 9 a.m. we decided to have morning tea. We were getting Hydro poles. It was summer and there were snakes about. Saw a snake and went back over to cut off its (the tree's) head. The animal came out from where the head of the tree was and loped down the track. I guess we must have watched it for 20 seconds or more. It went into a tea tree patch in the gully and disappeared. People thought I was on the hops when I told them. Told a man from the Agriculture Department : David Bruce. He was interested if we could find any footprints some time later. We drove out there but nothing ever came out of it. We saw the animal clear like. Visible. It was in the bush with low bracken fern. Didn't pay any attention to us. No doubt in the minds of any of us that what we saw was a Tiger. Couldn't have been anything else. Me, my brother, Dad, and Charlie all saw it. Still in my eyes.

RATING:

Sighting #4

category (Smith) points allocated category (Smith) points allocated category (Smith) points allocated
1Aiii 5 3Aiii 5 4Aiii 2
1Biii 5 3Biii 5 4Biii 3
2Aiv 3 3Cii 5    
2Biv 3 3Dii 2    
2Cii 2 3Eii 3    
2Dii 2 3Fii 5    

Total Points: 50/50

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