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Mammals

Overview

The forests, woodlands and grasslands of the ALBC region support a diversity of native and introduced mammals, including arboreal marsupials, relatively large grazing marsupials, smaller ground-dwelling mammals, and bats. Some of these mammals can be found in the bushlands and grasslands within the urban fabric of our towns, and some native species, such as the Common Brushtail Possum, have made our backyards their home as well.

Arboreal (i.e. tree-dwelling) marsupials include the Possums, Pygmy-possums, Gliders, Phascogales and Koala. The larger grazers include the Common (or Bare-nosed) Wombat and four local species of Macropod (the ubiquitous Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Wallaroo, Red-necked Wallaby and Swamp Wallaby). 

Smaller ground-dwelling mammals include the two monotremes (Echidna and Platypus), the carnivorous Dasyurids (Quolls, Antechinus and Dunnarts) and native rodents (Bush Rat, Water Rat and Broad-toothed Rat).  A number of bat species occur in the Budawang Coast Region.

Dingoes (and hybrids between Dingoes and domestic dogs) may live in the wild in our region, and whilst a nuisance to graziers they also perform the valuable role of top predator in natural ecosystems. Non-native wild mammals include three species of Deer, Pigs, Foxes, feral Cats and rodents (European Rabbit, European Hare, Black Rat, Brown Rat, House Mouse). 

We are delighted at the high quality of photos submitted, many are of publication standard. We look forward to seeing many more! Please keep in mind that rodents in particular can be difficult to tell apart in photos, and so clear close-up photos that include the head, body and tail are most useful. Small bats are also difficult to identify and clear photos of the face and tail are important (note that it’s best not to handle small bats, to avoid injury to them and yourself).

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Bos (Bos) taurus (European Cattle)

Capra hircus (Goat)

Cervus elaphus (Red Deer)

Cervus unicolor (Sambar)

Cervus unicolor Max Campbell
Cervus unicolor Deb Lewis
Cervus unicolor Deb Lewis
Cervus unicolor
Cervus unicolor
Cervus unicolor

Dama dama (Fallow Deer)

Dama dama Jackie Miles, Dalgety
Dama dama

Equus caballus (Brumby, Wild Horse)

Felis catus (Feral Cat)

Feral Deer unknown species (Feral Deer unknown species)

Lepus capensis (Brown Hare, European Hare)

Mus musculus (House Mouse)

Rattus rattus (Black Rat)

Rattus rattus Trapped hanging around house, Brogo
Rattus rattus Jackie Miles, Brogo
Rattus rattus Tail markedly longer than body unlike native rats
Rattus rattus
Rattus rattus
Rattus rattus

Rusa timoriensis (Rusa Deer, Javan Rusa, Sundar Sambar)

Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)

Vulpes vulpes Max Campbell
Vulpes vulpes

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