August 24, 2022 | 3 comments
A woman who had been out on a hike encountered an unidentified creature that may have been a Tasmanian tiger.
When Jessie Milde first caught sight of the mystery creature in Belair National Park in the Adelaide Hills, her first impression was that it was either a “weird looking kangaroo” or a “really scraggy dog”.
Her sister, however, was convinced that it was in fact a Tasmanian tiger – a species thought to have been exitinct for decades with the last confirmed sighting being all the way back in 1936.
“It had a really weird gait to it, a sort of lolloping almost movement,” Milde told ABC News.
“It was bigger than a fox, but not as big as a massive dog, but it definitely didn’t look like a fox.”
“The tail was completely different, its back was really sloped down and its head was a completely different shape.”
Experts, meanwhile, remain unconvinced, with most agreeing that the most plausible explanation is that the creature was actually a common fox suffering from mange.
The video clip itself can be found on ABC News.