A strange sad pile of dismembered native animals in the parking lot. This was very early in the morning so I assume this happened overnight. Why? The meaty part of the macropods was missing, and they are tasty and common, so perhaps they were eaten, but the bandicoot was intact.
Field Notes - Bery excited the first quenda ive seen here after walking here for 18 years.
In the Australian/Cranbourne Botanical Garden
1 ran across road
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.
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.