Hoax theory on fox pelt story

Subject: Hoax theory on fox pelt story
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 21:34:47 +1000
 A ONCE-CRUCIAL piece of Tasmanian fox evidence has been thrown into
 doubt by a wildlife ranger suggesting it was likely to have been a hoax.

 Nick Mooney, a ranger with the Primary Industries, Water and Environment
 Department, Nature Conservation branch, has described a fox pelt said
 to be genetically linked to a fox shot at Symmons Plains in 2001 as
 "indeed likely an irresponsible hoax".    .....

More at:

Nick Mooney's letter which sparked the story is at:

Not about birds (directly) - but this has come up on birding-aus previously.

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