Tasmanian Fox Hoax or Fraud

To: Peter Shute <>
Subject: Tasmanian Fox Hoax or Fraud
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2015 05:05:38 +0000
Easy enough to test the hair for trace elements and compare them with other 
species in Tas and Fox hair from the mainland. Works for other species, as well 
as human remains.

Carl Clifford

> On 11 Dec 2015, at 2:07 PM, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> One odd thing I noticed in one of the articles was about the amount of hair 
> in the scats. It said there was a lot of hair, and that that's normally 
> associated with captive foxes.
> Are they suggesting someone is keeping captive foxes somewhere in Tasmania so 
> they have access to fresh scats? If that's the case then whoever is 
> responsible should be found and prosecuted for risking the animal or animals 
> escaping.
> If it's not the case then where did the scats come from? If they came from 
> the mainland then why get them from captive animals? There are any number of 
> scats from wild foxes in any urban parkland.
> Peter Shute
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