Sunday, April 17, 2016

Rufous Bettong Pair Up Close in the wild at Jarowair

17th April 2016

RUFOUS BETTONG PAIR UP CLOSE

Last night Brendon and I had the most surreal encounter with a pair of Rufous Bettong's at our place. We were watching one about 10 metres away, which hopped off towards another in the distance. I decided to record them on my phone and what transpired was quite amazing.  Both of the bettongs hopped right up to us, about 1m in front, proceeded to grunt away at each other and stop for a while, before hopping off again.  They were not phased by our presence or torches at all.  They are such beautiful creatures and we feel so blessed to see them here at our wildlife patch.

J & B


6 comments:

  1. Fantastic video! What an awesome experience! :)

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    1. Thanks so much - it was a truly un-expected experience, such cute little creatures.

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  2. Nice! Glad to see we still have some marsupials surviving the feral threats in our bushland.

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    1. Thanks John, there was a period of over 5 years when we didn't see any Rufous Bettongs here, we are so pleased they have returned, despite the treat of wild dogs in the area. They are just beautiful.

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