An incredible discovery has been made inside the stomach of an enormous wild cat after it was captured by a ranger in Queensland earlier this year.
The almost seven-kilogram animal was sighted on Moreton Island, off the coast of South East Queensland, in April, before being captured in July — but an investigation has revealed something more.
An analysis on the animal's stomach revealed the remains of a bandicoot in the wild cat's intestines. A crow, or raven, was also in the animal's stomach. This indicates the animals were consumed about 48 hours before the puma-like animal was captured, Brisbane City Council confirmed to Yahoo News Australia.
A Tangalooma Island Resort eco ranger and Brisbane City Council officer named the mega feline "Tangalooma puma" shortly after its first sighting. The council officer said the moniker became popular after people discovered how large it was.
The ranger learned how to humanely capture an animal after attending a workshop, and then set a trap for the feral cat. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service officers later euthanised the feral animal in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 2014, the council said.
Discovery made inside snake's stomach
In August, a Brisbane vet make an astonishing find inside a snake's stomach. The 24-gram reptile, named Ascarid, was taken to the Unusual Pet Vets (UPV) clinic, in the southwest suburb of Jindalee after a large round mass was spotted in its stomach with vets determined to find a diagnosis.
In a Facebook post, the clinic said they suspected "foreign material" or an "abscess" could be to blame, but an ultrasound and radiographs proved unsuccessful.
Dr Josh, who was in charge of the surgery, performed a gastrostomy and found a large abscess. But there was a "heavy burden" of worms which shocked them most.
The roundworms had completely blocked the snake's stomach, they revealed. But thankfully, the vet was able to remove them along with a small portion of the stomach.
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