Amazing results have been made inside the stomach of a giant wild animal that was likened to a puma after being seen earlier this year.
The massive feral cat was spotted near settlements on Moreton Island, off the coast of southeast Queensland, in April, and captured in July.
Investigation of its stomach contents has now revealed the caliber of meals the animal indulged in.
Brisbane City Council told news.com.au that on the menu for the Tangalooma puma, which weighed nearly seven kilos before its capture, was both a crow and a gangster.
Tangalooma Island Resort’s conservationist and Brisbane City Council official gave the wild animal the name after its initial sighting.
The council officer said the name became popular with locals after they discovered its size.
Some might not have been surprised to learn that bandicoot, which can weigh up to 1.5kg, was one of their ultimate snacks.
While the gang was found in the cat’s intestines, the crow, which may also have been a crow, was found in its stomach.
The websites indicated that they had been eaten about 48 hours before the cat was captured.
The cat was originally suspected of being in the area due to excrement spotted by a conservationist while he was on tour for children learning about the history of the Aboriginal people of Moreton Island/Molgombek.
The guard then requested training in setting a humane trap before setting one.
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They used bird wind, hanging CDs, cat urine, and a leg trap with a rubber line.
The pest was eventually eradicated by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
Originally published as Shocking discovery inside feral ‘puma’ captured in Queensland