Encounter #6: Cape Tribulation

“very pronounced darker stripes running along its back and side”

Thylacine encounter – cape tribulation area – qld

Year: Early 1970s

Location: Cape Tribulation Area

Environment: Cleared land on edge of rainforest

Witness stated that he was with his son and a couple of their hunting dogs on their property in Cape Tribulation when they noticed an animal 100 yards away eating mangoes under one of their mango trees. Witness described the animal as “the size of a dingo, a “lightish” dark brown colour with very pronounced darker stripes running along its back and side“. It was a long, slender animal. It had small ears and a short slim tail.

His dogs ran after it and caught up with it easily but did not touch the animal which surprised the witness as his dogs were hunting dogs. Witness stated that “the animal sort of bounded along, not like a dogs running style“. (Report Credit: Rod Simpson)

Cape Tribulation – QLD (Source: OpenStreetMap.org)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.