Awesome find - my first after a few failed trips.
Far away and in the dark. But unmistakable in person. Black with white spots (and very shiny eyes).
I think this is what this but not 100% sure
Caught in house and released outside.
A spotted-tailed reddish-furred blur across the road and away into the bush. A first for me.
Right before Waldheim. Young, small one running flat out, across the road and up the hill into the bushes.
Road Kill. Photo of frozen specimen before sending to Australian Museum.
The order Dasyuromorphia (meaning "hairy tail") comprises most of the Australian carnivorous marsupials, including quolls, dunnarts, the numbat, the Tasmanian devil, and the recently extinct thylacine. In Australia, the exceptions include the omnivorous bandicoots (order Peramelemorphia) and the marsupial moles (which eat meat but are very different and are now accorded an order of their own, Notoryctemorphia). Numerous South American species of marsupials (orders Didelphimorphia, Paucituberculata, and Microbiotheria) are also carnivorous.