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Old 27 February 2007, 10:57 PM
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Icon18 The Queensland Claw

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The actual hand was found caught in a gate in North Qld. The night before, all the stock were clearly spooked and screaming and roaring could be heard. Next day the farmer finds this hand! It was JUST before DNA was introduced here (wouldn’t you know it).
http://www.cryptomundo.com/bigfoot-report/yowie-hand/
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Old 28 February 2007, 01:48 AM
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Looks more like a paw than a hand to me. My first thought was that it was a dog's front foot. The nails are awfully long, though.

If it's real (i.e. actually a foot, of a yowie or something more normal), I wonder how it was severed?
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Old 28 February 2007, 02:30 AM
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Whatever it is it doesn't appear to be human. Maybe a bear/cub or Bigfoot's long lost love child...

Fox paw with mange?
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Old 28 February 2007, 07:40 AM
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It was JUST before DNA was introduced here (wouldn’t you know it).
Wow, I knew that Queenslanders weren't quite as evolved as the rest of humanity, but I didn't realise they only recently got DNA!
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Old 28 February 2007, 07:52 AM
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It looks like the paw of a sloth to me.

Edit: it's the wrong number of fingers for a sloth, but the people in the comments have suggested other animals that it could belong to. I see no reason to suspect that it is not from a known animal. Furthermore, a commenter on the web-site has made a good argument that the footprints in the photograph are fake.

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Old 28 February 2007, 10:35 PM
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Anteater, maybe? Just a guess
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Old 01 March 2007, 02:24 PM
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I opt for front paw of a kangaroo, they have 5 claws on their front paws.
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~anton...garoo_feet.jpg
There is no scale on the photos so you can't tell how big the paw is, but kanagroos can get pretty big.
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Old 02 March 2007, 09:17 AM
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That looks just like a kangaroo paw to me.


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Wow, I knew that Queenslanders weren't quite as evolved as the rest of humanity, but I didn't realise they only recently got DNA!
Yeah, they've been resisting it for years as some kind of great Southern conspiracy to introduce science to their schoolkids.
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Old 02 March 2007, 11:20 AM
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To me, it looks a lot like a Bradypus tridactylus' claw :

http://www.dinosoria.com/mammifere/paresseux_ai.jpg

http://sepanguy.free.fr/photos/mammiferes/ai.JPG

http://solene.ledantec.free.fr/mam/Ai.jpg

The kangaroo claw is also a good probablilty, though.
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Old 02 March 2007, 02:23 PM
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To me, it looks a lot like a Bradypus tridactylus' claw
Unfortunately sloths live in Central and South America and Queensland is on the other side of the Earth from there.

I'd guess it's some kind of animal that digs for termites or other stuff in hard ground.
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Old 02 March 2007, 02:45 PM
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Anteater. With mange.
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Old 02 March 2007, 03:26 PM
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We don't get the the type of anteaters your probably thinking of in Australia. We only have these little guys. They're not very big and only have 4 claws on each foot.
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Old 10 March 2007, 12:19 PM
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Looks a bit like a mock-up to me to be honest.
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