Historical Account #11: Was a real Marsupial Tiger shot in a 1932 expedition?

“The animal, which proved ferocious when captured, was half as large again as a domestic cat, and was striped like a tiger.”

Central Queensland Herald – QLD – 29th December 1932

What makes these reports interesting are the descriptions of stripes which distinguishes them from other “tiger-cat” reports which appear to describe the Quolls due to the presence of spots. They also make reference to the “Yaddi” or “Yarri” which is a name linked to the description of a larger cat-like marsupial. Sounds like the party also obtained a specimen possibly of the Herbert River Ringtail Possum and a Green Ringtail Possum from the descriptions provided.

Central Queensland Herald – Rockhampton – QLD – 29th December 1932 (Source: trove.nla.gov.au)
Kirrama Area – QLD – (Source: OpenStreetMap.org)
Herbert River Ringtail Possum
Green Ringtail Possum

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