Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Some diggings from my yard....

These are from the front yard, I think they're bandicoots'.

These are from the backyard, no wonder Floyd's started barking at night with all these animals around!

Then there's these diggings....

However, I caught the culprit on camera.... smiling!
Now I wish I'd shelled out for the wireless video camera which I saw in Aldi the other week... I'd like to get some film of those bandicoot critters in the yard. I've seen them scampering around in the dark only once or twice.


Merilyn said...

Could it be Rabbits??

Carpe Jugulum said...

Floyd the Wonder Dog - is there nothing he can't do?

kae said...

Hi Merilyn
(I just had some trouble with the blog, it fruzzed on me.)

The first, second and third pictures are of the same hole, the hole is conical in shape, and there are back leg prints there, too....

We don’t have rabbits up here, we have hares... they don’t build burrows, but they do have sample digs, I think there’s a few around the place.

The bandicoot ones are very obvious. They have pointy bottoms in the holes, they’re conical, I’ve emailed the pics to an academic at work, and I’m sure he’ll tell me what they are.

Floyd the Wonder Dog – yeah, you’re right, Carpe. He’s still barking out the back so I think that the bandicoots are still digging there, I’ll have to cut the grass that’s taller than me so that they go away! (And Floyd stops barking.)

Anonymous said...

I've always liked the word bandicoot. Since I was a young girl. Love it.

The second picture looks like a FACE, Kae!

Merilyn said...

You are right prairiecat, that second photo does look like a face.
We know Floyd is a good watchdog kae at any rate, does Meg leave all night duties to him, and she takes the day shift?
We used to have a Green Tree snake in our backyard in Qld, and the dogs never seemed to worry about it.