Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 8th, 2013
When the English arrived in Tasmania in the early nineteenth century, stories justifying their anxiety about this new country flourished. This was not only an unfamiliar landscape but there was a carnivore lurking in the scrub.
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Fear and loathing of the Tasmanian tiger escalated. Exaggeration and misinformation about the animal was perpetuated by both early scientists and settlers.
The thylacine didn’t have a chance – and the last one died in Hobart zoo in 1936.
In this program, we explore some of the myths that led to its extinction – and today’s sightings that maintain its symbolic presence.
Craig Woolheater – has written 2370 posts on this site.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster.