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Hobart footage to show the Tasmanian Tiger still exists

Wednesday 06/September/2017 - 10:53 AM
Sada El Balad
Edited by: Yara Sameh

Footage of a mysterious four-legged animal in Hobart has stirred speculation it could be a Tasmanian Tiger، daily mail reported.

The video، recorded in November، was showcased at a press conference led by the Booth Richardson Tiger Team who have been attempting to prove thylacine still roams the wilderness.

The group set up 14 cameras within a 50 kilometre radius of Maydena and changed the sites each fortnight.

Members of the team claim the recording picked up soundbites of the animal barking and nosing their camera.

Adrian 'Richo' Richardson has dedicated 26 years of his life to confirming the tiger is still alive and is now sure of it's modern day existence.

'I don't think it's a thylacine، I know it's a thylacine، Mr Richardson said، ABC reported.

Greg Booth is certain he spotted the tiger on Good Friday in 2015.

'I couldn't believe it. I couldn't sleep for days afterwards.'

He said it had a big head with it's trademark long snout and a scar.

'Its ears were pointed and it had white around the eyes with dark brown eyes set back in the skull of the animal.'

Mr Booth said he was about eight feet away from it and could clearly make out the stripes as well as the tail which was straight before curling at the end.

Seeing the animal gave researchers the motivation to go ahead with the project which picked up the footage.

The film hasn't proved proof to everyone however with one wildlife expert saying it's only 20 per cent likely to be a tiger but gives more chances to the animal being a spotted quoll.

'I think based on anatomy، movement، behaviour size، I think it is perhaps a one-in-five chance it's a thylacine.'

The group will release the footage to other experts for review.

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