Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Common Dunnart at Jarowair

These photos are of a cute little Common Dunnart (Sminthopsis murina) that Brendon spotted outside darting around. He caught it and placed it in an old fish tank so we could identify it before releasing it back to the wild.  Despite their name, these Common Dunnarts are actually uncommon.  They are small nocturnal creatures with a "kangaroo-type" pouch.

I was really excited that Brendon spotted this cute little Dunnart at our patch - another great newbie for our list.

B & J

INFORMATION SOURCE:  Wildlife of Greater Brisbane - Queensland Museum

Common Dunnart (Sminthopsis murina) at Jarowiar  26/03/14

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