Saturday, 29 December 2007

Strange animal sighting in Victoria

More Strange Animal Sightings (Dec 12 Geelong Advertiser)

by Britt Smith

VICTORIA: Harry Cook yesterday told of having watched the mysterious four-legged creature on Friday at 4pm while showing a friend his property.

``We looked into the valley and this strange animal was standing there, with three wedge-tail eagles circling above. It had a dirty grey coat with white stripes on its rib area. I thought, God, it's strange,'' he said.

``When it saw us it went into a crouching run and took off into the creek.''

Mr Cook said the animal was about 1m tall with a small head, long legs and a slim build. He said the tail was upright and hairless, unlike anything he had seen before.

``What I saw wasn't a fox, foxes don't stand that tall. It's a new kid on the block, I suppose,'' he said.

Liz Wylie also reported seeing a similar creature on her nearby property in Modewarre.

The mum-of-three yesterday said she saw a striped animal three months ago casually walk past her horse being held in a paddock.

``I know what foxes look like and I know what wild dogs look like. This wasn't either of those,'' she said.

Big cat researcher Simon Townsend said anything was possible but the animal was most likely a mangy fox.

``If it's showing stripes it may be suffering from problems with its coat,'' he said.



  1. hi my name is joel i have seen an animal they sounds the same but i dont remember any stripes and not sure what kind of tail it had i thought at the time that it was some kind of dinasore. anyway it was standing there and then it ran off into the water and reeds extreemly fast this was in Kingaroy about nine years ago i have allways wondered what it was

  2. Hi
    Is it possible that the animal was a tasmanian tiger? I know that these animals are thought to be extinct, but there have been many sighting that fit the description of the tasmanian tiger, in the blue mountains area.



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