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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

The white-footed Dunnart of Nelligen

The white-footed Dunnart (Sminthopsis leucopus) is a mouse-sized Australian marsupial that feeds mostly on invertebrates, like grubs, worms, moths and crickets, as well a small lizards and tiny frogs. They're part of the Dasyurid family, the largest members of which are the Tasmanian Devil and the Tiger Quoll.

Gavin Gatenby of Werrong Lane Videos captured the footage of the marsupial near Nelligan saying "As far as I can tell, mine is the only shot-in-the-wild footage of these delightful little animals, showing them going about their lives when they don’t think anybody’s watching. These guys are quite common on the lower south coast, but most people never see them, and if they do they mistake them for mice".


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