Mar 26, 2014 I Paul Seaburn

Help Find the Tasmanian Tiger – Get a Crash Camera

If the thylacine, popularly known as the Tasmanian tiger or Tasmanian wolf, is not extinct but in deep hiding in the Tasmanian wilderness, chances are it will be spotted accidentally at dusk or at night by drivers who may not have time to stop and use their cell phone to record it. That’s why Tasmanian tiger hunter Mike Williams is asking people to buy a crash-test camera so they have concrete video evidence when they see one.

As Mysterious Universe readers know, Williams led a Centre for Fortean Zoology expedition in 2013 to talk to persons claiming to have seen a thylacine, the largest known carnivorous marsupial whose last living specimen died in captivity in 1936. While that expedition found no evidence of a living thylacine, the search continues and Williams is back in Tasmania again, interviewing more possible witnesses and driving around with a digital video camera on his car.

If you live in an area where you think thylacines have been seen, then crash-test cameras are the go.

Williams believes the decline in the Tasmanian devil population will ironically increase the chances of survival for any remaining thylacines and help witnesses and researchers discern the differences in tracks and droppings.

So invest in a crash-test camera and join the quest to find the thyacine. You might want to move to Tasmania first.

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Crash camera photo - not a thylacine

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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