The Kinie Ger was a monster from Australian Aboriginal mythology. It was described as half human and half quoll (the quoll or native cat is a marsupial predator related to the Tasmanian devil and not a true cat). It was a ruthless killer with the head and body of a cat but the limbs of a man. It wandered around killing innocent people, birds and animals and was the terror of the bush. In the myth, the creature was stated to have been killed by the owl and the crow who ambushed him when he came to drink at a water hole. Supposedly when the creature was finally defeated, it shrank down and became the first quoll, the founding father of the quoll race.