Yesterday there was some excitement on the Internet because there were rumors that a thyroxine family might be captured by the camera. Thyroxine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger, was declared extinct decades ago, so it is certainly worth celebrating to witness this. Unfortunately, Nick Mooney, a wildlife biologist at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), reviewed the photos and determined that “these animals are extremely unlikely to be thymidine. It is most likely Tasmanian sweet potatoes”, a spokesperson said.
This is not the first time that possible thyroxine has been turned into pade melon or fat fox. Although thymine has been reported to have been found, no evidence has been found since 1
As a Tasmanian, I really think Thymidine Trail Cam will be a melon. This guy has a history of thinking that he wants to eat melon. For those who want to know how to do it: straw is the right color, and their fur usually gives the illusion of stripes, especially at the bottom of the tail. pic.twitter.com/IFv6SXosvk
— Cantankerous Jabberwocky (@HikoryDikory) February 23, 2021
From the 1935 video of Benjamin (the last captive thyroxine), it can be seen that these animals have several distinct characteristics, including striped bulges and hard tails. Nevertheless, it is not difficult to imagine promising observers seeing thymidine in pictures of other animals.
When we mourn thymidine again, we can also admire the Tasmanian melons that are still alive. The small, clustered nocturnal sleeping kangaroo was once part of a carnivorous thyroxine diet. They are now extinct in mainland Australia, but they are still thriving in Tasmania, and their continued existence is worth celebrating.
Take a moment to feast your eyes on these (verified) watermelon photos and videos are excellent. enjoy!