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The Quenda (or Southern Brown Bandicoot, Isoodon obesulus) is a small marsupial of the South-West of Western Australia, and other pockets around the coast of Australia.

Under threat from clearing and feral animals (due to both predation and competition for food), it was very unexpected to see one on the edge of the CBD, in Queen Victoria Gardens in Claisebrook. It was even more unexpected to see it in the middle of the day, right next to the main walk-path! 

They are listed as Endangered in Australia.


Quenda 

Date: 2017-06-25 11:06 pm (UTC)
shirebound: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shirebound
Oh my, what an interesting animal! I'd never heard of a quenda before.

how cute!

Date: 2017-06-26 12:03 am (UTC)
missangelique999: etsy (iced coffee cat)
From: [personal profile] missangelique999
love this photo. very special :)

Date: 2017-06-26 12:58 am (UTC)
redbird: closeup of me drinking tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] redbird
That is very cool. Thanks.

Date: 2017-06-26 12:58 pm (UTC)
veritas_poet: (Bird - que)
From: [personal profile] veritas_poet
Australia has the coolest creatures!

Date: 2017-06-26 02:27 pm (UTC)
nanila: nellie kim is awesome (purple nellie)
From: [personal profile] nanila
What a thrilling occurrence! I'm glad you had the presence of mind to snap a portrait, and thank you for sharing it here. :)

Date: 2017-06-26 04:55 pm (UTC)
shadowycat: (Butterfly)
From: [personal profile] shadowycat
It's cute little creature. You got a great shot of it! Thanks for sharing it with us! :D

Date: 2017-06-26 05:23 pm (UTC)
turlough: otter with camera ((other) photography)
From: [personal profile] turlough
What a cutie! And what a fantastic photo!

Date: 2017-06-26 07:20 pm (UTC)
rydra_wong: Lee Miller photo showing two women wearing metal fire masks in England during WWII. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
What a delightful and alert face!

Date: 2017-06-27 12:48 am (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Oz Cordelia and Doyle (BUF-GiftOzCordy-miss_jaffacake)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
I don't think I've ever heard of a quenda before either -- neat!

Date: 2017-06-27 06:40 am (UTC)
blackmare: (bunsen & beaker)
From: [personal profile] blackmare
That is adorable! <3

Date: 2017-06-29 07:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] 3rdragon
Do you have any local citizen science efforts that might be interested in a documented sighting? I've seen Australia photos on iNaturalist, but since I'm not very good at identifying your flora and fauna, I haven't bothered to figure out if there's a strong Aussie iNaturalist community, or just occasional pictures.

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