Yellow-footed Antechinus have a diet of Insects, flowers, nectar, rodents and even small birds at times. They breed from late winter to spring and the male's die after mating! They have a grey head with a white eye-ring and orange-brown coloured sides and have a poorly developed pouch. (see previous post that shows pouch and pouched young). They are mainly nocturnal and their biggest threats are cats. Droppings of adults are long, pointed and up to 22mm by 3mm wide (see image below).
(INFORMATION SOURCE: Wildlife of Greater Brisbane - A Queensland Museum Guide, Field Guide to Australian Mammals by Cath Jones & Steve Parish.)
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|Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes)|
|Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes) The pouch skin folds could be seen under the antechinus but are not obvious in this photo.|
|Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes) (You can just see the white rings around it's eyes in this image)|
|Antechinus Evidence in the Pantry (easily distinguished from a house mouse scat)|