Charleville thylacine

The Charleville lion footage is, in my opinion, one of the two most interesting anecdotal pieces of evidence for mainland thylacines (the other being the Doyle footage).

It was filmed near Charleville, Queensland, at 10:04am 25 June 1995, by an elderly couple who (I am led to believe) didn't really know how to operate the video camera. The clip is only a few seconds long, being apparently taped-over some time later.

I am in contact with the present owner of the original video and have gone to some length to analyse it. The two most likely cryptids to explain the animal in the video are the thylacine or an out-of-place African lion. Less likely this might also be Thylacoleo carnifex.

(More to come including still-frames, comparisons with known thylacine footage, and a discussion on the morphology of quadrupedal marsupial pelvic girdles)

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