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Wallabia bicolour (Swamp Wallaby)

The Swamp Wallaby is a regular visitor to the lawns and garden areas of the lake. They feed on shrubs and grasses. The early morning or late evening visitors to the lake are more than likely to be the ones to see these little beauties.

 


Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail Possum)

The Common Brushtail Possum is the most common marsupial residing at the lake. They can be sighted curled up in the trees by keen observers throughout the day. They feed on eucalyptus leaves, fruit, flowers and insects, mainly at night.


Tachyglossus aculeatus (Echidna)

The Echidna and the Platypus are the world's only living monotremes. Unfortunately we have no platypus at the lake, but echidnas show up occasionally. They are solitary and nomadic, and eat termites and ants. They have been observed at the lake on several occasions, and have even visited one of the bird hides. 

 


Rattus lutreolus (Swamp Rat) 

The Swamp Rat has long soft fur with a rather short tail, and short ears that are almost hidden by the fur. These little mammals are mainly active at night, but can occasionally be seen throughout the day. They construct tunnels through dense vegetation, live in burrows, rotting logs or hollows in the bases of trees.Their diet consists of rhizomes, stems and leaves of sedges and grasses supplemented by insects, mosses and fungi.