September 8, 2013

Shadows in the Scrub

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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The last Tasmanian Tigers in captivity.

The last Tasmanian Tigers in captivity.

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.


About Craig Woolheater
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, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

Filed under Bigfoot Report, CryptoRadio, Cryptozoology, Extinct, Podcast, Thylacine