I did a post the other day about three Tasmanian Devils who had made a break from their enclosure when a gum tree fell on the fence and I thought I would give you an update.
Today it was reported (Herald-Sun) that one of the devils, Scratchy, had been recaptured by locals who chased him, trapped him against a fence and wrapped it him a towel.
Catching him so easily makes the Devils sound all cute and cuddly, doesn’t it? Well, they locked Scratchy in their bathroom while they waited for him to be picked up and he clawed his way through the plasterboard wall. If you look at this report from ABC news it shows the hole in the wall and quotes one of the blokes who caught Scratchy as saying that he had a few beers in him so he wasn’t too worried about getting hurt 😀
The owner says that the capture shows that they aren’t as dangerous as their reputation makes them out to be. I agree, but the ruined bathroom wall might not!
This gives me a chance to add a clip of a Tassie Devil attacking the dangling leg of a keeper. It is not a very good clip (the spelling… grrr…. ) but it will make you keep your feet to yourself if you ever see one.