On this day ………… 4th February 1896
The Tantanoola Tiger was seen on this day in 1896 by Mr Higgins, while ridding from Thoona to Dookie in North East Victoria, at a place known as Maloney’s paddock. Mr Higgins saw a strange animal cross the road ahead of him. He described it as being of a dull brown colour, the size of a large Newfoundland dog, and the general shape of a young lioness. Mr Higgins was carrying no weapon with him at the time, and wisely rode on.