Friday, 20 June 2014

Today's daily Tasmanian tiger pic

This picture shows a beautiful young tiger, positioned as a trophy on the lap of hunter Albert Quarrell. The animal was cornered and shot near Fitzgerald in December 1911 after putting up a brave struggle against bush men. Quarrell claimed to have wanted to take the tiger alive - being more valuable to zoos by then - but was forced to seek the help of other bush men after receiving a bite from the animal. Notorious thylacine trapper, Herb Pearce, is seen in the background. Pearce claimed bounties on 46 tigers and his extended family claimed bounties on a further 25.