Last week I had the incredible opportunity to go pygmy possuming in Kosci National Park. Definitely something I won’t forget. We truly have some amazing little critters in this country.
Mountain Pygmy Possum
Holly pretending to be a ranger and ecologist
Antechinus, careful they bite!
Broad Toothed Rat, sort of like an Australian guinea pig.
A few moths
...and a common bush rat for reference
To follow up on my pygmy possuming day, I was hanging around the Jindabyne NPWS office and came across an orphaned swamp wallaby joey. Mum had been killed in a car accident and the cute little thing was being cared for by one of the dedicated LAOKO volunteers.
She spends most of her time as a pouch potato in the back pack
Occasionally she is allowed out for a cuddle
Even rarer still, she gets out for a bounce around
Then its nap time