This isn’t really a strange newspaper article but I thought it deserves noting. A falling tree bought down the fence around the Tasmanian Devil enclosure at a Perth zoo, allowing three of them to make a break for it. (ABC news) The zoo and the local rangers are doing their best to get them back with extra stinky bait in traps.
Now I really love Tasmanian Devils, they are very cute, but they are not something I would want to find wandering around in my garden if they were lost and in a bad mood. They are generally shy, but when they start growling they sound like a huge monster is about to dash over and rip off some of your extremities.
Koalas also sound terrifying, they just can’t be bothered climbing out of their tree to do anything to you, Tassie Devils are fast and strong and love to bite everything, including their friends.
Here is a clip of some Tassie Devils playing. As you can hear their version of happiness sounds and looks like someone is about to die, can you imagine finding one stomping around in your backyard in a bad mood? Best to just back away quietly and leave him to it.