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
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.ReplyDelete
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.
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