Wednesday, July 4, 2012


This is a portion of an article called 'Bush cat is shy but ferocious' from the SMH published in 1954. The portion below relays the tale of a Queanbeyan octogenarian's experience with a Rock wallaby (now locally extinct) and the now very rare and endangered Tiger cat or modern day Quoll...

The Sydney Morning Herald - Thursday 25 November 1954

Full article National Library of Australia



  1. We had one of these in the Territory, size of a house cat! Very vicious, got into our caravan! They used to kill our chooks.
    I understand they were common here in New England at one time, but I have never seen any here in the last 27 years or so.
    Regards, Keith.

    1. G'day mate,

      They can't compete with the ferals I think Keith. They were designed to be a marsupial top order carnivore as far as I can see and they're not very top order any more. They are more of a menu item now. Can't see a species recovery until that problem is cleared up. Cheers Dave


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