Is it *possible* it could be a baby Thylacine? Yes. It’s possible. Is it also possible it could be somebody’s frikkin’ housecat? Yep. Also possible. And of the two possibilities, which is the more likely?
The footage is anything but conclusive. It isn’t even good enough to garner mentioning, not that this stopped Neil Waters, President of the Thylacine Awareness Group Of Australia, from announcing “We’ve found a living Thylacine!” Either this was a case of somebody wanting something to be true so badly that he managed to convince himself it was true without any evidence to support the conclusion—sorta like the nutjobs who claimed the last presidential election was rigged—or else the guy’s a shyster. I suspect the former. If it was the latter, I’d expect the guy to make some bank off of it, and I don’t know that he has.
You can watch the footage for yourselves and make up your own minds. I for one am unconvinced, and that’s something of an understatement. I feel a little like a sucker. I actually had gotten my hopes up, just a little. I blame Forrest Galante. He posted about the announcement, and *he* was excited, and that got me guardedly excited. Alas, no Thylacines this time.