One dashing across the road.
Scat - very fresh
This little chap was running around the lawn at night at the Red Mill House, a B&B in Daintree Village that specializes in catering to visitors with a natural history bent.
Cairns and Tablelands 23Dec13
Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge
At least three bandicoots were snuffling around in the scrub next to an apartment block. Not sure what type - they were grey and had long noses.
Bandicoot in my back garden, I'm not sure which species, but common to our location.
Familia: Peramelemorphia. Marsupial amenazado por granjeros y trampas de conejos.
Heard then photographed without seeing it. I presume it is a Northern Brown Bandicoot, but the fur seems softer.
The order Peramelemorphia includes the bandicoots and bilbies: it equates approximately to the mainstream of marsupial omnivores. All members of the order are endemic to the twin land masses of Australia-New Guinea and most have the characteristic bandicoot shape: a plump, arch-backed body with a long, delicately tapering snout, very large upright ears, relatively long, thin legs, and a thin tail. Their size varies from about 140 grams up to 2 kilograms, but most species are...