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
Bandicoot in my back garden, I'm not sure which species, but common to our location.
Heard then photographed without seeing it. I presume it is a Northern Brown Bandicoot, but the fur seems softer.
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
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.