THYLACINE SIGHTINGS 1953 - 1990

Sighting #7

Date: c1981

Note: Tiger was sighted through a 4X4-scope - 22 rifle. Sighting #7 was within kilometre of Sightings #1 and #2, and 1 kilometre of Sighting #5.

Viewer: A twenty-five years old male. An electrician in the Lilydale/Underwood area. A keen hunter. Owns a - 22 rifle with 4X4 scope.

Narrative:

    We had recently bought our property and were in the process of clearing it. I noticed some strange paw marks in the clay by the water hole. The marks were not that of a dog. One night I was out spotlighting and getting close to the house when I spotted it. I thought it might be a wild dog and was going to shoot it. Then I thought, 'no, it's someone's nice Labrador.' It looked right at my light. I had him in my sights (it's a 4X4 scope), then it turned away and then looked back again. I saw its head mainly until it walked away from behind a low bush. It moved sort of fast but not like a dog. It was about 9 p.m. and I was downwind of it. He was sort of like a medium to larger dog and was cream coloured. He seemed dark as he turned. His hind quarters sloped away and he shuffled fast instead of bounding. It was drinking from my waterhole and his front legs were fully extended. He had a big head, not like a dog. He seemed stiff yet walked very fast. I came in and told Aggie (his wife). Haven't told many people. People I told teased me.

RATING:

Sighting #7

category (Smith) points allocated category (Smith) points allocated category (Smith) points allocated
1Aiii 5 3Aiii 5 4Aiii 2
1Biii 5 3Bii 3 4Biii 3
2Aiii 2 3Ci 0    
2Biv 3 3Di 0    
2Cii 2 3Ei 0    
2Di 0 3Fii 5    

Total Points:35/50

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