Caught a glimpse - wollemi np

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Caught a glimpse - wollemi np

Unread post by Fisho » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:33 pm

On a bushwalk today startled something ahead of me on the narrow track about 30m away.
In the 1.5 seconds I got looking at it, it was:
Almost jet black
Had a long narrow tail
Was around 450mm high roughly (when moving)
I remember seeing it's anus which was a lighter colour.
Didn't get much of a look at it's head/ shoulders. ( as it was running directly away )


It took off very quickly, was down on all fours and striding with it's whole body low to the ground.
I have seen plenty of very dark wallabies in the bush but am 100% sure this was not one.
I got the impression it wasn't very large guessing the weight at less than 15kg.

Looked for hair/prints/scat. Found where it was scratching around the soil, 2 possible prints ( divets) no hair unfortunately.

Feral cat? Or juvenile black leopard?
Tail was very long and slender - feral cats have this feature?
Thanks

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Unread post by hillbilly » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:39 pm

Where was your Park entry point?
The park is huge, just want an idea as to your region. thnx.

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Unread post by Fisho » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:54 pm

Near upper colo

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Unread post by glenmore79 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:36 pm

Fisho wrote: Had a long narrow tail
Was around 450mm high roughly (when moving)


Feral cat? Or juvenile black leopard?
Tail was very long and slender - feral cats have this feature?
Thanks



could have been feral cat, I've seen kills friends have brought back about that size , maybe larger.
But you never know, but if it was juvenile black leopard it was probably young so mother could've been close by.

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Re: Caught a glimpse - wollemi np

Unread post by Bow Hunter » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:50 pm

Hi

I have been there at upper colo also and found cat prints a few years back. Never seen anything but sure theres atleast 1 around that area. Itop spot down by the bridge one of the best. absolutely love it!
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