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.
Raised in captivity, used for public relations, as well as breeding.
Deliberately looked for (spotlighting), but didn't see any.
Ad. Road accident, badly injured head, face, Vet x-ray fractured jaw, skull, put down.
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...