He can’t stay out of truffle
THIS baby brush-tailed bettong may look cute and cuddly, but these little critters will eat you out of house and home.
Josh Cox, who handraised four-month-old Stewie, said he has an affectionate personality and regularly takes him on the road as part of his Melbourne-based mobile zoo Reptile Encounters.
“In the wild they eat fungi so one of their favourite foods is truffles,” Mr Cox said. “We joke that they have expensive taste.”
Also known as a Woylies the small, burrowing marsupial native to Central Australia is endangered – with only 15,000 currently living in the wild.
“Ninety-nine per cent of Australians haven’t even heard of them,” Mr Cox said.