Around the time that Hobbs believes he spotted a thylacine on Cape York, a local ranger named Pat Shears made similar reports, and local Indigenous people supported his claim. Amid the blurred images and unreliable sightings that have characterised the post-extinction thylacine story (“It is remarkable, shall we say, that every single photo of a suspected thylacine is always blurry,” says Dr Euan Ritchie, senior lecturer in ecology at Deakin University in Melbourne) the reports by Hobbs and Shears stood out as credible. They came to the attention of Dr Bill Laurance, a leading expert on the ecology of northern Australia.
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