Wanneroo Times - - Opinion -

GREEN­WOOD res­i­dent Gary Tate was ob­serv­ing a quenda, or south­ern brown bandi­coot, search­ing for food on the side of the shared path east of Lake Gool­le­lal last Wed­nes­day. “A group of walk­ers ap­peared around the cor­ner and were amazed to see what we were see­ing,” he said.

“The walk­ing group are mem­bers of Hamer­s­ley U3A on one of their reg­u­lar lo­cal walks. The quenda is down in a hole it has dug look­ing for in­sects, roots, worms, fungi or lizards.

I have reg­u­larly ob­served quenda in this area and be­lieve there may be three present.”

Mr Tate re­turned to the spot a day later and cap­tured an­other shot of a quenda, which he called Stumpy, hop­ping across the path.

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