Thursday, 30 April 2009

Searching for the Eastern Barred Bandicoot


My friend Jackie and I went to Little River on Tuesday afternoon/night to help researcher Amy find some criticially endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots. Shame we picked the coldest April night for years to do it. Here we are rugged up and ready. We located five already radio tagged bandicoots in the afternoon, asleep in their shallow ground nests. Once night fell and the bandicoots woke, we tracked them again (much harder to track a moving animal!). We also tagged a new one...now called Saxby! We checked nests again in the morning and found another one...taking refuge in another bandicoot's nest. That one's now called Kerin.

3 comments:

Leonie said...

what a trip! you go girls!

Life's a poem said...

wow! a bandicoot named after you!
Hope you get lots of stories and poems from it.

Claire said...

There are more photos to come. And yes, Lorraine, hopefully stories and poems too!