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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Bandicoot Bash!

Sometimes we are lucky enough to be in just the right place at the right time to witness amazing animal behaviour. Today my mum was gardening next to the house when a sudden noise caught her attention. She looked deeper into the garden bed and saw two male Quenda (Isoodon obesulus) jostling among the shrubs. Immediately she raced inside to grab the camera, then rush backed to the garden bed, hoping they would still be there.

The Quenda proceeded to roll each other down the embankment and disappear among some ground covers! Mum walked along the driveway and saw them emerge onto the brick paving, still heavily locked in battle! Both animals were soaking wet suggesting their fight had given them a severe dunking in the nearby fish pond.

Thanks to Mum for this incredible series of photographs, which really captures the ferocity with which the duelling marsupials slam each other into the ground!


  1. Neo's fighting Morpheus!

  2. That os cute! I never seen something like that before!