Grant B wrote:About a kilometre south of Kia Ora hut last winter I surprised a very large ginger/red cat on the track. I was the only walker around for a couple of days in either direction so it was startled when it saw me and took off into the bush. I was very surprised to see a feral in so remote a place and if I didn't know better, I would have thought it was a fox. But we are told they are not in Tassie, so a very big cat it must have been.
Clusterpod wrote:Foxes in Tassie. A pretty ticklish issue.
Photographs staged, evidence concocted and still no verified sightings. None, after all these years and all that money spent.
Yet several people I have spoken to recently all have anecdotal sightings to maintain their beliefs. Mum saw one. They saw one running across the road.
It makes an amazing story for a blow-in from the mainland like me.
DaveNoble wrote:I found some of these today on the end of a log near Leura Forest. Anyone know what they are? A type of centipede perhaps? The larger ones were about 12 cm long.
DaveNoble wrote:DaveNoble wrote:I found some of these today on the end of a log near Leura Forest. Anyone know what they are? A type of centipede perhaps? The larger ones were about 12 cm long.
They have been identified as a type of Lycid beetle larvae. Interesting.
Grant B wrote:I've seen a few cats in the bush before but never one like this one although it was a very brief encounter. I came up on it from behind so did not get a good look at its head, only a glimpse when it looked back over its shoulder at me and shot through. I did get a good look at its very fury rear end and unusual red colour and size. But I am not familiar with foxes so I will just say it was very unusual.
ofuros wrote: A moment to treasure.
Nuts wrote:Pete! (and friends)
whynotwalk wrote:ofuros wrote: A moment to treasure.
... and presumably NOT a moment to scrabble around for your camera Burn it into your memory instead. Great moment ofuros,
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