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#26

GypsyGoldAu
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31 July 2017 01:34 pm

LoneWolf wrote:

Mine is not about me, but what happened to my mates Father... Here is His Story as reported.... This Freaks me out every time ....

http://gcbro.com/SEQues001.htm

My mates Father still won't talk much about this now and has had some extensive Physiological Counselling over the years.... Sleep Well lol

LW...

Call me skeptic (and yeah, i know we're having fun here cool ), and i'll play devils advocate here too, but i gotta call BS!...i just gotta. ops

Per;...

<snip> "2 Minutes later there was a 'crack' about 80 meters behind me, this time I paid a little more attention. It was very obvious to me that he was on two feet. Then I heard the soft noise of a leafy branch gently parting and gently being returned, 'crack', silence,
60 meters away, deliberate soft placement of feet slowly, silence.

The slow and soft return of leaves on branch's and slow precise placement of footing started to bother me at 50 meters away (not forgetting I was still 20 meters from the tree line). As it came closer, somehow he became even more delicate, kind of like a cat stalking a bird."...<snip>

Ok, so i wasn't there to verify, and i'm not one to call 'liar' without evidence of such, but DANG!!! your mates father must have 'bionic' hearing... big_smile

P.S. I'm sure you meant 'psychological' counselling... or am i wrong, and it WAS physiological due to beating a hasty retreat? wink tongue devil

Good read though, so thanks for sharing. wink thumbsup

Cheers

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31 July 2017 03:41 pm

devil That's the Way I remember as he described to Me.... It has been 15 or so years since I have seen my mate and his Father......and gcbro has more than likely waved their 'Magic' over it...
Im a believer.... and yes I meant Psychological.... Sorry I chose to Earn instead of Learn.... tongue lol

LW...

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#28

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31 July 2017 06:41 pm

Love a good story tall,true, or other.... It's great to be skeptical until it happens to you. I remember scoffing at what I thought was a tall tale of huge anacondas living in remote caves qnd jungle areas in South America, right up until I saw a snake skin rolled out well over 50 feet long. A shame it was before mobile phones, I'd lost my camera the day before and wasn't able to take a picture, made me think twice about legendary tales of impossible animals, Not to mention the ears and shell of a recent kill of the supposed extinct giant armadillo...

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31 July 2017 06:53 pm

Just when I had convinced myself it was safe to be out in the bush alone. Now I"ll be jumping at every noise, yikes . Thought I only had the wild dogs and the odd yowie to worry about. sad Should have stopped reading long ago.


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#30

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31 July 2017 06:57 pm

No worries LW... i just chose to do both. Great for us all being different and following our own paths. PS... it 'could' have been either, hence my query... thumbsup

OldGT, as noted, I did reflect i wasn't there, just the #'s didn't add up (to me)....and yeah, it's a good tale, true or otherwise.

I'm sure the teller's a decent bloke too. wink

[edit]... <snip>.."The largest anaconda ever measured was almost 28 feet long with a girth of 44 inches. She wasn't weighed at the time she was caught, but scientists estimate that she must have weighed over 500 lbs. The other snake that competes with the anaconda is the Asiatic Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus)."<snip>

<snip>"Growing up to 30 feet long, the reticulated python (Python reticulatus) of southeastern Asia and the East Indies is the longest snake in the world. These giants have an average weight of 250 pounds, but the largest known specimen in existence weighs in at a whopping 350 pounds.Feb 26, 2013"<snip>

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=long … DxoQsAQILg

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31 July 2017 11:22 pm

Read somewhere a fair while ago now that some of the first white aussies seen a snake track that was made by a snake around one yard wide, so, luckily (for us up here) that would have had to have been down in (the now) NSW ,.... wonder if that same one would still be alive now, be as old as the hills. 8)


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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01 August 2017 09:38 am

11000+ great going Silver and nearly all of them giving advice and helping out other members. thumbsup


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01 August 2017 09:56 am

Jaros wrote:

11000+ great going Silver and nearly all of them giving advice and helping out other members. thumbsup

Thanks Jaros, I never see how many cause I'm mostly using the mobile all the time ,... quite unbelievable really lol.
8) big_smile


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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01 August 2017 10:36 am

Must be more than 1 Thylacoleo, so as not to die out of existence from old age, injury or illness.
A small population is required or mutations could wipe them out too.

As for the 'big foot' thing... goose bumps... LOL

Truck driver in rest stop with tarps torn up? Illegal aliens, they do that all the time trying to get out
of the trailer.
Happens a lot when people from the Eastern States try to escape to SA and WA.
tongue

Strange things happen and it is not always explainable, trust your senses, if it is nothing, then no harm and no foul. thumbsup


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The Tassie Tigers have Moved South....

http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/techandsc … ailsignout

Mmmm Nimbin.... Wonder if She was a "Frequent Flyer" .. cool party roll

LW... rainbow


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#36

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26 February 2018 10:19 pm

White Mountains National Park,there's some 4wd tracks that state don't go in a 2wd.

We decided to 'looksee' in our 2wd.

About 1km in the road turned into a quagmire,bogged to the diff.

The railway sleepers in said quagmire up ahead where less than encouraging.

Took 45 mins to unload car,insert crap underneath back wheels to get out,this is just on dark.

Reversing out in the dark,we hit something,thump,thump.

In the headlights is a python slithering across the track as big as a tree trunk.

We waited about 20 seconds for it to slide across the road,then continued backing out.

Got a bottle of Johnny Walker at the next town that was open (Hughenden) and shared it with our irish companion.

The snakes are real folks.


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26 February 2018 10:24 pm

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#38

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10 June 2018 11:30 pm

This creature is alive today and lives in Madagascar. Its specialises in hunting lemurs. It is called a Fossa and is endangered. Reminds me alot of a Tassie Tiger. Dont know if they would be close enough to help clone ? Sorry re old thread.1528633828_5d61eb45a3e624c56cc70195b6f48fc4.jpg

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#39

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10 June 2018 11:50 pm

Lefty wrote:

When we were at Kakadu in 2010 I took photos of rock shelter artwork - which I just looked at on the pics stored on the computer but can't post here now until I get the photosharing website set back up (computer was fixed a little while ago and some things got wiped.)

Among the paintings on the overhang wall - birds, fish, crocodiles, men hunting etc - there's a painting of a thylacine. At the very northern tip of the continent and about as far from Tassie as you can get and still be in Australia. Fossils were found at the Riverslea fossil site on the QLD/NT border. They certainly roamed the entire continent at one time. You never know.....

If you mean near Obiri rock, there is a Devil painting from memory, haven't seen a tiger. But both were widespread on the mainland in past aboriginal days (50,000 years after all....).

However there apparently is one there (searching the net):

http://www.naturalworlds.org/thylacine/ … age_02.htm


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11 June 2018 12:01 am

goldierocks wrote:
Lefty wrote:

When we were at Kakadu in 2010 I took photos of rock shelter artwork - which I just looked at on the pics stored on the computer but can't post here now until I get the photosharing website set back up (computer was fixed a little while ago and some things got wiped.)

Among the paintings on the overhang wall - birds, fish, crocodiles, men hunting etc - there's a painting of a thylacine. At the very northern tip of the continent and about as far from Tassie as you can get and still be in Australia. Fossils were found at the Riverslea fossil site on the QLD/NT border. They certainly roamed the entire continent at one time. You never know.....

If you mean near Obiri rock, there is a Devil painting from memory, haven't seen a tiger. But both were widespread on the mainland in past aboriginal days (50,000 years after all....).

However there apparently is one there (searching the net):

http://www.naturalworlds.org/thylacine/ … age_02.htm

Yep, that's the same painting we saw at Obiri rock which is supposed to be a thylacine. I don't recall seeing a devil but there were a great deal of paintings there, some of them quite intricate.

Back over in the QLD side, the Riverslea Fossil Centre in Mount Isa is certainly well worth a visit. I'd go back to both places any day.

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11 June 2018 12:18 am

[Found it on my pc - definately the same photo.

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Lots of others as well but the Thylacine is the most interesting, assuming that's what it's meant to be.
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Spectacular looking spot too, where the rock escarpment meets the floodplains....

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#42

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11 June 2018 07:54 am

Goldfreak wrote:

This creature is alive today and lives in Madagascar. Its specialises in hunting lemurs. It is called a Fossa and is endangered. Reminds me alot of a Tassie Tiger. Dont know if they would be close enough to help clone ? Sorry re old thread.https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/img/member-images/10082/1528633828_5d61eb45a3e624c56cc70195b6f48fc4.jpg

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Don't you be saying that Goldfreak, just keep it away from me. mad

Cheers

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#43

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11 June 2018 11:55 am

Awesome thread, would be nice to think some of these creatures survived in remote pockets of the bush. Years ago I found a few "coprolites" fossilized Diprotodon turds! I have been startled by a few roos that seemed to tower above me when they were standing up tall but imagine if Procoptodons still got around up to 3m tall.

There is a somewhat recent discovery of a 2.5m-250kg carnivorous duck, nicknamed the 'Demon Duck of Doom'

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11 June 2018 01:09 pm

An interesting summary:

http://naturalworlds.org/thylacine/hist … ings_1.htm


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11 June 2018 02:56 pm

Wouldn't like to meet one of those Demon-Duck things out in the bush AussieChris.
"Bullockornis planei, nicknamed the Demon-Duck of Doom or Thunderbird, is an extinct flightless bird that lived in the Middle Miocene, approximately 15 million years ago, in what is now Australia. Bullockornis stood approximately 2.5 metres tall."

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11 June 2018 03:46 pm

Chiron52 wrote:

Wouldn't like to meet one of those Demon-Duck things out in the bush AussieChris.
"Bullockornis planei, nicknamed the Demon-Duck of Doom or Thunderbird, is an extinct flightless bird that lived in the Middle Miocene, approximately 15 million years ago, in what is now Australia. Bullockornis stood approximately 2.5 metres tall."

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … n_duck.jpg

Drumstick anyone? lol lol


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11 June 2018 04:58 pm

Chiron52 wrote:

Wouldn't like to meet one of those Demon-Duck things out in the bush AussieChris.
"Bullockornis planei, nicknamed the Demon-Duck of Doom or Thunderbird, is an extinct flightless bird that lived in the Middle Miocene, approximately 15 million years ago, in what is now Australia. Bullockornis stood approximately 2.5 metres tall."

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … n_duck.jpg

Looks like a dodo on steroids. 8)

Cheers

Doug


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11 June 2018 10:05 pm

Lefty wrote:
Goldfreak wrote:

Yes, very much like that....but WTF is that hairy faced thing on the left ? Now that's scary wink

Don't worry, it isn't me big_smile

Apparently it was the biggest marsupial carnivore that ever lived and was widely spread across the continent. An aboriginal rock painting somewhere supposedly shows a hunter either attacking one with his spear or trying to fend it off from attacking him.

Freaky to think that the odd one may be still roaming the bush yikes

Yes, get bones in Victoria and elsewhere. The extinct sabre-toothed marsupial Thylacosmilus (of South America) was a similar size.

The giant flightless New Zealand Moa grew to 3.6 m high - having been chased by an angry ostrich (up to 2.7 m) I would not want to meet one.

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