Monday, September 11, 2006

Marsupial?

Often mistaken for the introduced field mouse, the Fat-Tailed Dunnart is not a mouse at all! Like the kangaroo, this critter is actually a marsupial, and carries its young around in a pouch. This species is under threat mostly from its habitat (native grasslands) being destroyed for housing or farmland.

2 comments:

Wol said...

always great at capturing these little critters!!

ROB said...

At first I thought it was a bilby, but then I noticed the lack of ears. Also that its mistaken for a mouse I guess that would be a tiny bilby too. In any case, nice work capturing this little guy that I was not even aware existed.