Saturday, March 10, 2012

Southern brown bandicoot

 Great excitement today as on the way home from our walk at about 10.30 am there on the side of the dirt back road  from Petrtels Cove through to home was an unmistakable shape, a bandicoot! We know they live in the area but we havent seen one for years and years. They are listed these days as very endangered. Such a thrill to see one and near what looked like very good bandicoot habitat. They are unfortunately subject to depredations by foxes and cats, but it is the foxes that I worry about most as there are no where near as many cats seen around. They can breed quite prolifically so with any luck there may be more around in the future.
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1 comment:

Julie said...

How wonderful to see this great animal. Nice sketch.