The Southern Mail (Bowral, NSW : 1889 - 1954), Tuesday 23 June 1931, page 2

The Tallong Tiger
HAS
IT

MOVED
to the

TO

BURRAGORANG?
Mittagong writes
Post:— You can't get rid of the Tallong Tiger merely by shooting a wombat; and the killing of a wombat-like near creBture Goulbum the other
nay
nas
'

Goulburn

not
'

the A

tiger

convinced is dead.

everyone

that

Mittagong man, just back from cross-country trip to Upper Bur brings a very different ragorang, description of an animal seen first
a

in

August Marulan, by
during The

last
a

at

Belanglo,^

near

Burragorang

resident,

the Tallong .Tiger scare. beast roamed the outskirts j-f the coal-miners' camp st night, ap parently subsisting on food scraps. It. had leopard-like form, and a emitted an unearthly screech. Fired
on

at close range. Mt. H. him, requiring a sprang towards it off second shot to scare A screeching, shrieking noise later frightened settlers in the Upper Bur
it
.

ragorsng, old bnshmen being unable to identify the sounds as those of
.

A

strange

beast '-was later

seen

in

broad daylight by children in the neighborhood of Coleman's Creek, in Upper Burragorang. The children were shown a book
containing colored illustrations of the animals of the world, and were asked one to pick out resembling-, tiie
'
'

prowler.,,

''?'

:\

?..

^.^j'.-^;

They pointed to the .Golden -Catc a
'

panther-like creature, from the wilds of Soutt America. All this suggests that the Tallong
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'bob

-vut

-tne

pre

sumed low.

isromb^t

Is
':

not

tte
'.
.

same

fel

is that the Ita tiger lias worked way down the Wollondilly Blver, and, so convinced 'ire' the' resident* near Coleman's Creek Jhat they do not dare to camp in the bush at night unarmed. One who bis heart the screeching beast at dose quarters' Is Mr. Frank Foster, ex-Federal member, -who has

~rt^y^~\ ^Stwagoningttebry

.'?,.-:?,;

of

roamed the Australian snln«tsas,'.,xr^ He

bushln search

JW: Aprt^a^E

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?

to
?;..
?

.

v
cry

Is convlneed ihat the

Hi

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