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WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:44 pm
by Believer
The sighting over the years of Large Black Cats and possible Thylacine is what attracted me to this sight many years ago.
I have had several experiences with Large Black Cats.
The first was in 1992 approx 50 km west of Esperance, we were fishing on a remote beach. A group of fellow fishers were approx 2kms further West of us. In the morning the other group packed up and passed us. Just after they left my mate pointed out a large black object moving around on the beach where the other group had been. Through Binos we watched what appeared to us to be a large cat searching for leftover scraps. We drove down to investigate and the creature ran off into the dunes behind. On arrival to the area there were prints approx the size of a clenched fist leading off to the dunes.
My second experience was ona chicken farm near Pinjarra. My neighbour at the time used to shoot foxes for a few extra dollars. On this night I went along. We inspected the fenceline to the chicken sheds and blocked all entry points except one. This is where the rifles were sighted. During the evening 5 foxes came to their demise. About midnight we were getting ready to go when there was a commotion in the shed. suddenly a black shape squeezed out of the tin siding with a chicken in its mouth. It soon became apparent it was alarge cat. We put the spottie on it as it scaled the fence. It was heavy build and approx 3-4ft long. I said shoot it! shoot it! but my offsider was just gobsmacked and stood next to me staring. The sighting was only a few seconds and it disappeared.
My next tale is of 2 possibel Thylacine sightings both in the same vicinity between Augusta and Margaret River WA. We had been hiking in amongst the Karri Forest collecting native seeds for a consrvation project in about 1983. When we got back to camp the two ladies who stayed behind were very excited. They claimed that after we had left a strange creature walked into the clearing and appeared to be awakening. They said when it yawned they knew it was a Tasmanian Tiger due to the jaw spread. The creature just stared at them and wandered off into the bush.
The second tale involves my now wife. We were camping in the same area. I had gone ahead with the dogs towards the beach. My wife was coming up behind after the call of nature. She says that as we went around the bend and out of view an animal appeared from the bush and stared inquisitively after us. She said it was striped, about the size of a medium dog. But what made her know it was not adog was its funny shape and it sort of hopped into the other sdide of the track like a roo. This was approx 20 years ago. I had not told her of the previous sighting in the same area and she is still convinced of what she saw.

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:27 pm
by mat elvins
I dont mean any disrespect mate but are you sure they just wernt wild dogs you saw instead of TASSIE TIGERS after all WA is a far cry from TAS

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:06 am
by Redneck
Interesting sightings Believer, thanks for posting them.
Mat, if my memory is correct (my brain does get scrambled sometimes) there has been thylacine remains found on the nullabor. One in particular was in such a good state of preservation it was initially thought to be recent, but it turned out to be ancient. The good state of preservation was due to the hot dry climate and sheltered area it was found in.
Enough reason to think "just maybe"

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:26 pm
by Shazzoir
Hey Believer,

Yes, a mummified complete Thylacine was found near Mundrabilla Station on the Nullabor.

See pic and info here

http://www.angelfire.com/mt2/mr-myotis0 ... pials.html

http://www.nma.gov.au/media/media_relea ... 004_06_16/

http://ozzyfrank.150m.com/pages/thylacine.htm

Kind regards,
Shazz

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:11 am
by Redneck
Geez Shaz, I thought I'd trolled around the web sussing out all the crypto stuff, but I hadn't seen that angelfire addressed site. Just had a quick look at it. Guess what I'll be wasting some time reading through today.
Heres a thylacine story I bet noone out theres heard before. My ex mother-in-law (now deceased) went to school with the daughter of one of the keepers at Beaumauris Zoo and she always said that her friend told her the last tiger didn't die like the story goes, but was in poor health and one of the keepers shot it. Fact or not? I don't know.

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:48 pm
by topender
Everybody knows tthat Thylacines existed from one end of Oz to the other, we have aboriginal rock art depicting thylacines up here in Arhnem land, the Barkly tablelands and the Kimberely, whos to say they do not exists in remote parts of WA, it is a pretty brave statement to say they cannot possibly still remain alive in these parts

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:08 pm
by Shazzoir
Hear hear, Topper, my thoughts exactly.

Shazz

PS. I went for a strap in the Beast today, bloody excellent! Didn't want to stop driving :(

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:25 pm
by Slats
G'day All
I was doing my usual perusal of the forums and I thought I'd ad this link. It is a paper on DPAW (Dept of Parks and Wildlife) website regarding WA Thylacine sights. An interesting read check it out.
https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&sour ... 67L636qIh1

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:18 pm
by Simon M
Slats, that's extremely interesting to read. Thank you!

As Topender said, it'd be a bold thing to suggest that they couldn't still be here. We overestimate our knowledge of the Australian wilderness all the time (which is what this site is predicated on, I suppose).

I've got no doubt that there are all sorts of things potentially wandering around in areas where hardly anyone ever ventures. 21st Century society assumes more often than it actually investigates; to our own detriment.

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:50 am
by Slats
Hi Simon
I'm glad you liked it. It certainly seems to carry a little more weight when it's a government paper.

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:44 pm
by Assegaiobami
Lived in the sw of wa for 47 years and was always fascinated by the thylacine . Personally have never seen one . Hard to believe that they are still sighted in the area but I do know people who have .
In the 1930s they were quiet common around the busselton area . They were still around in some numbers in the 1980s . Sightings are rare nowadays.
Check out the pic on the net of Kevin Cameron's thylacine . This was in busselton in the 1980 s . It may be dead but it is still a real thylacine .
In the 1990 s I saw on numerous occasions a black leopard ??? Near Augusta . Once at 3 pm in the middle of a gravel road only meters away from me . I estimated its size as a conservative 60 kg at the time. I now have a dog that weighs 50 kg and looking back I'm guessing that cat would have been closer to 100 kg . I saw it at the same place on a semi regular basis for about 5 years .
There were other accounts in around the district at the same time. A mates grandfather even shot it with a shotgun . It leapt away .
In the last 20 odd years the sightings have diminished to nill .

Only last year though some shooters saw a large black cat in there scope . We're hesitant / shocked to shoot it . Finally at long range they fired and hit it . When they went to inspect it had gone . Both were a bit confused . A black cat in the Aussie bush that survives a hit from a high power rifle.

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:07 pm
by yowiebrother
I saw a large black cat in Paulls Valley here in Perth last year. It was at an old settlement at the end of a track off Fern road, which is off Mundaring Weir Road. At the end of the track there is an awesome view of the valley and I was standing there chatting to my brother looking over his shoulder toward the bush. He was going on about some issue he was having with something or someone, when I notice a large dog sized black cat moving from a clearing into the tree line.
Was totally unexpected and only lasted about 3 seconds. Was definitely a cat not a dog because of the cat like way it moved..and looked like a cat. I have heard of large black cats spotted in the area but never really looked into it all. I have faint memories of when I was a kid visiting our neighbours family in the hills and remember the parents where concerned about a large cat that killed the chickens.

Interesting link Slats. Hey where is your avatar image from? I have it on my computer and would love to know who made it? Looks so real the way its carrying that kangaroo.

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:31 pm
by Slats
yowiebrother wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:07 pm
I saw a large black cat in Paulls Valley here in Perth last year. It was at an old settlement at the end of a track off Fern road, which is off Mundaring Weir Road. At the end of the track there is an awesome view of the valley and I was standing there chatting to my brother looking over his shoulder toward the bush. He was going on about some issue he was having with something or someone, when I notice a large dog sized black cat moving from a clearing into the tree line.
Was totally unexpected and only lasted about 3 seconds. Was definitely a cat not a dog because of the cat like way it moved..and looked like a cat. I have heard of large black cats spotted in the area but never really looked into it all. I have faint memories of when I was a kid visiting our neighbours family in the hills and remember the parents where concerned about a large cat that killed the chickens.

Interesting link Slats. Hey where is your avatar image from? I have it on my computer and would love to know who made it? Looks so real the way its carrying that kangaroo.
Hey Yowiebrother
That's cool about your cat sighting!
I ran into a guy in Nannup who has been studying the Thylacine in WA and has all the history, I'll try to catch up with him at some point. I found my avatar on a search one day not 100% sure who made it but I've seen a few places

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:53 pm
by yowiebrother
My brother was living in Nannup not long ago and heard about all the Thylacine sightings they've had there.

Yeah cool, I got the image the same way off of google. Love to know where it comes from if anyone knows?

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:16 pm
by yowiebrother
A friend of mine just sent me this link:

https://www.communitynews.com.au/midlan ... -new-doco/

I see someone has already posted the upcoming documentary about the black cats that they refer to in this article. Pretty cool!

Re: WA Cryptid Experiences

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:29 pm
by Slats
yowiebrother wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:16 pm
A friend of mine just sent me this link:

https://www.communitynews.com.au/midlan ... -new-doco/

I see someone has already posted the upcoming documentary about the black cats that they refer to in this article. Pretty cool!
Nice fingers crossed they get something for there efforts it would go along way for cryptozoology in Australia