Poor bandicoot

I’m sorry not to have a photo of a happy, healthy bandicoot to share, but they come out at night and run away quickly, so no luck there.

However, while showing two US visitors around last weekend, we came across a roadkill and had to show them this native they might not otherwise see.

Roadkill bandicoot

It’s probably the long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta).  It is so sad to see such little bodies on the road. They have no road sense and no chance. Sigh.

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2 Responses to Poor bandicoot

  1. Yes, I see far more dead opossums on the roads here in the US than live ones in the woods. Our opossums look more like bandicoots than they do the possums of Australia.

  2. I remember that poor DOR bandi we saw when we were investigating Mike’s possible koala sighting. A much happier visual of this animal can be viewed near the end of a one-minute compilation of wildlife video highlights on my all-too-brief visit to the most magical country on the planet: http://www.youtube.com/user/helbock#p/u/0/cWi8iq3QV24.

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