The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.

: 1860 - 1954), Thursday 26 May 1949, page 7
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"PHANTOM I' HUON
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ANIMAL" SEEN AGAIN

IN

MOUNTAIN
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animai"" has" RIVER'S been "phantom seen stockmen again by Huon about a mile from the place where its earlier appearances caused alarm.
PEW
months ago Mountain River

residents of scared became when what was described as "a queer animal making strange noises" appeared on moonlit nights. The animal was said to have made noises like the low neighing of a a horse, and suggestion that it was wild a large discounted dog was it, when dogs, on sighting slunk and refused to attack it. away men armed with Twenty guns made several unsuccessful attempts to track the animal in the bush dur-

A

ing moonlight.
Further tom" was
Mr. R.

evidence

of

the

"phanwhen
accommus-

panied

provided recently of Vince, Longley, by Mr. F. Woods, was

tering cattle about 7.30 a.m. large animal a They, saw with a long tail which tapered off. It resembled a greyhound, except that it had what Mr. Vince described as "a large bull-necked head." The animal, which appeared to have been lying near a large log, off into got up suddenly and made a patch of thick scrub. "It was dog," said Mr. Vince. no
.

"It

would
as

weigh

half

as

much

largest dog." said Mr. Woods the animal was dark large and brown in colour. the Although stockmen saw the at animal the Longley, distance across the hills to Mountain River, first seen, is only about where it was a mile.

again

the

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