The size of a small dog, it became the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world following the extinction of the thylacine in 1936. It is characterised by its stocky and muscular build, black fur, pungent odour, extremely loud and disturbing screech, keen sense of smell, and ferocity when feeding.
The photo I took some time ago at a Zoo here in Tasmania. Watching them feed is amazing.
The photo above I found on the internet, it was on the ABC site.