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Thylacine Research Unit Podcast - Episode 008

Thylacine Research Unit Podcast - Episode 008

In this episode the Thylacine Research Unit (TRU)'s
Chris Coupland and Warren Darragh discuss:

Another victorian sighting and consider the reliability and motives of witnesses.
A suggestion from Alison Moodie in the UK about placing photos of foxes and dogs with mange on the TRU website.

Alison says, "There is so little detail on these sightings! I wonder, would it be worth publishing a few mangy dog/fox/dingo pics on your site, so the public can get to know what they look like?" 

A shout out to Luke Nowlan - Bill's biggest fan
From the Government Files

Nature loves ratios
Thylacine feet like other marsupial carnivores have a ratio of 1:6 to 1:7, as opposed to 1:2 to 1:3 for cats and dogs
TRU has photos of all of the casts submitted to the government.
Old timers saying it was easier to tell thylacine and dog apart as opposed to devil and wombat.
History of dogs in Tasmania
A digitigrade is an animal that stands or walks on its digits, or toes.
Plantigrade locomotion means walkin