The tiger quoll, also known as the spotted-tail quoll, the spotted quoll, the spotted-tail dasyure, native cat or the tiger cat, is a carnivorous marsupial of the quoll genus Dasyurus native to Australia. With males and females weighing around 3.5 and 1.8 kg, respectively, it is the world’s second-largest extant carnivorous marsupial, behind the Tasmanian devil.
Now in a real turn up, this adorable species of marsupial not seen for over a century, has been caught by a farmer.
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A tiger quoll, thought to have been extinct for 130 years, has been caught in Australia.
There have been no records of this predatory marsupial animal since 1880, but it was recently caught in a farmer's trap.
The quoll had been snatching chickens from the farmer for… pic.twitter.com/2pyuamHGMQ
The spotted-tailed quoll—also known as the tiger quoll—was last seen in South Australia in the 1880s. Somehow, one of these marsupials ended up captured in a trap meant to catch the creature that had been harassing a trout farmer’s chickens. Instead of finding a feral cat or fox as expected, Pao Ling Tsai discovered the assumed-extinct quoll.