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Marsupial mouse shows its face

Rare photos snapped in Tallarook Ranges.

January 16, 2013 4:03am

Diane Wales of Seymour took these photos of a marsupial mouse late one winter's night near the Five Ways at the summit of Mt Disappointment.


Diane Wales of Seymour took these photos of a marsupial mouse one night in July near the Five Ways at the summit of Mt Disappointment.

She said it had probably never seen humans before, ‘‘yet was so friendly and happy with us being there’’.

Marsupial mice are related to the marsupial carnivores of the family Dasyuridae. They have only rudimentary pouches, like several other marsupials, and mothers carry their young on their backs, once they are too large for the pouch.

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