Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ridiculously Cute Mountain Critters

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

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