Field Notes - Very budy eating fungus, not interested in us!
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.
Cairns and Tablelands 23Dec13
Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge
Peramelidae is the family of marsupials that contains all of the extant bandicoots. One known extinct species of bandicoot, the Pig-footed bandicoot, was so different than the other species that it was recently moved into its own family. There are four described fossil Peramelids. They are found throughout Australia and New Guinea, with at least some species living in every available habitat, from rain forest to desert.