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.
Road injury, broken back, euthanized.
Caught in a "catch-em-alive" trap using banana. Released. Not tagged.
Jill and Terry
Road-kill. I wasn't exactly sure what this was. I cant spot the tail and didn't want to poke it! The only think I can think of with the size and body shape is a bandicoot - but the nose might be too short?. It was about 25-30cms long.
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...