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The rakali

The rakali (Hydromys chrysogaster) is one of Australia’s native water rats, active in both freshwater and saltwater habitats (wetlands, streams, farm dams, lakes, estuaries, beaches). They have been seen by neighbours in my area, but unfortunately not by me. So … Continue reading

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Water rat

My neighbour Jackie found this pathetic corpse near her house the other day. It didn’t take long to track the ID down via Menkorst and Knight’s A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia. That white tail gives it away. … Continue reading

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