Opit used to be a wildlife ranger at a park, and was doing this job in 1969, when he was eyewitness to a Queensland tiger sighting. He was alone, and got a clear view of the animal, which walked like a marsupial. He has seen tigers on multiple occasions since, and his encounters with the beast have stretched as far north as Mt Tamborine. His brother John Opit has also seen the Queensland tiger.
In August 2003, the International Athena Foundation and Byron Shire Council awarded Opit the title of Earth Champion.
- Opit, Gary (2009) Australian Cryptozoology. Equilateral Enterprise. ASIN B0091HRQBE