Every brushtail possum I've seen has reddish eyes
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its the cross breed yowie / drop bear that has red eyes like the flames of hell, sharp teeth that can tear a man asunder, and claws longer than a short sword.
I grew up in western sydney and the lithgow panther has been alive in stories for at least 30 yrs, and vids. Originally i heard they escaped from the zoo at warragamba dam ( used to be one there anyway ), and have seen numerous videos of big ass black cats round there, bigger than a moggie at any rate. Until it is shot i spose it will stay an urban myth. Around Dungog in NSW we used to see big cats, locally called em tiger cats, mates grandfather has a photo of him holding one by the tail and the body would be a little under a meter long, with colouring similar to what the thylacine had with lines down their sides. Id love to come across some of them now.
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Jindy is on to it! It all depends on the angle of the beam or the animal. Shot many a fox years ago, but would never shoot until the animal was identified. I even saw my mates eye's glow gold as he walked back to the ute. Just the right angle!
Your critter could have been anything.
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Thanks for the info guys. i was hoping yellow eyes would pinpoint it more exact. The shape could have been possum, but it would have been a massive possum. And every possume I've spooked in the past has gone up the closest tree rather than gone off bush. Sounds like I'll never know, just intrigued.
I think it was the urban legend panthers offspring-after it bred with the yowie and the flesh eating koala. I was that close to losing my life, but I battled off the wild animal with all my skill and masculine strength, and it ran off into the bush cowering and whimpering while I calmly rigged my rod daring it to return