Field Notes - Very budy eating fungus, not interested in us!
Inadvertently caught in humane possum trap. Released safely.
Yes! A nearly-unflappable bandicoot gave us great views for a long time while it dug in the leaf litter. Such a delightful little beast.
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.
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...