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Seriously sweet

Posted by Bron (Canberra, Australia) on 25 July 2007 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The last of this short series - neither rat nor mouse but Antechinus agilis (pron ant-e-KINE-us). More common than kangaroos but little known even here.
It's nocturnal, insect-eating and produces up to 8 baked-bean-like babies in its tiny pouch. It's a rare but fabulous treat to see one hunting up and down tree trunks in the early evening.

Canon PowerShot G2 1/40 second F/2.0 7 mm